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  A plate in the former chapel of Doel saying 'All things great and small at the river Schelde'.
 ⎯ An abandoned children's room. The beds are still there. Even some left clothing and children's shoes can be found. As if time suddenly came to a halt.
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  Huge graffiti images have been sprawled out all over the abandoned village. Made by artists and squatters. 
A VILLAGE OF TEARS
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  Many houses are abandoned, shut down, or left behind with broken windows and doors open. Characteristic of the village of Doel on the banks of the river Schelde.
 - The southernmost tip of the village, where the road ends, borders after its completion in 2006, directly at the Antwerp Deurganck dock. Against the blue sky, the first cranes tower high above the raised artificial ramparts. The dock in south, the nuclear power plant in the north: Doel is slowly being squeezed.
 - The northern edge of the village of Doel borders the site of one of the two nuclear power plants in Belgium. This power plant is the regular subject of protests In Europe, including neighbouring the Netherlands. It is said to be be outdated and regarded unsafe. It has been shut down regularly for the past few years because of leakage.
JEAN PIERRE CLEIJSTERS (63)
JEAN PIERRE CLEIJSTERS (63)
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  Even the graves on the local church's cemetery are relocated to another village in the area.
 - One of the two abandoned petrol stations of the village.
 - View of the village of Doel from the dike at the river Schelde. Most of Doel's homes have now been abandoned and closed by the Belgian government. Squatters, junks and partying youngsters occasionally occupy the vacant houses.
 - One of the many nailed down houses at the foot of the dike at the river Schelde. A silent witness to the grim struggle that has been kept up since 1968 between (then) residents of Doel and the Belgian government.
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J'ACCUSE
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  Squatters and partying youngsters from the Netherlands have been taking over the abandoned houses from time to time in the last decade.
 - The abandoned soccer field just outside the village.
 - A number of houses in the village of Doel have been set fire to intentionally by sensation seekers and looters.
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 Silent protest at the entrance road of the village.‘Never a dock in [the village of] Doel’.
ROMANO (46)
THE HEDWIGE POLDER
 - As a result of the expansion of the port of Antwerp and the deepening of the river Schelde, according to European environmental regulations, the Dutch Hedwige polder should be ‘returned’ to nature for compensation. After more than a century, this polder is again put under water. Costs: 25.6 million euros.
 - The river Schelde, which flows past the town of Doel has been dredged out in recent years and deepened until 13+ meters so, in the competitive race with the port of Rotterdam, even bigger container ships can reach the port of Antwerp. These ships generally moor in the newly built Deurganck dock which borders the western side of the village.
 - The Deurganckdok. Built between 1999 and 2005 on the southern side of the village of Doel. In time, it should to grow into the largest tidal dock in the world with no less than 5 km of quay and a capacity of 6 to 7 million containers per year. Every 3 seconds a truck will leave the harbour with a container.
 - The Deurganckdok seen from the sluice. In addition to this dock, the municipality of Antwerp has been involved for almost 50 years in a fierce legal battle to gain control over the village of Doel and the surrounding polders. On the exact spot of the village, the even bigger Saeftinghedok must be built. But, by 2016, the European Court of Justice has turned down once again the current building plans for the dock. A new chapter has once again been added to the continued existence of Doel.
 - One of the roads leading to and from the village of Doel.
 ⎯ In the end even our holy mother left the village.
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