Doel - part1
Doel is a small village in Beveren, Belgium. It’s situated on the left bank of ‘ The Scheldt’ (de schelde) and has been there since the 17th century. Despite loud protest of the citizens of Doel. They started in the 60′s with the construction of a nuclear reactor, right next to the small village.( the population at that time was +-1.300.)
Since the build of the nuclear reactor, harbor companies have been buying up all available properties in and around the village, trying to force the remaining people out of the village , and turn the area in to new industrial – harbor area.
In 2000 the government declared that Doel was no longer a residential area. since then Doel had attracted allot of squatters, illegal immigrants and junkies, this in combination with years of depopulation and no help from the police and government led to the villages decay.
The current population counts 25 people .