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Nogent Nuclear Power Plant

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Country  France
Status  Operational
Phone  +33 800 37 94 27
Construction began  1981
Reactor type  Pressurized water reactor
Location  Nogent-sur-Seine
Operator(s)  EDF
Make and model  Alstom
Reactor supplier  Areva
Nogent Nuclear Power Plant
Official name  Centrale Nucléaire de Nogent
Commission date  October 21, 1987 (October 21, 1987)
Address  Centrale Nucléaire, 10400 Nogent-sur-Seine, France
Hours  Open today · 9AM–12PM, 1:30–7PMWednesday9AM–12PM, 1:30–7PMThursday9AM–12PM, 1:30–7PMFriday9AM–12PM, 1:30–7PMSaturday9AM–12PM, 1:30–7PMSunday9AM–12PM, 1:30–7PMMonday9AM–12PM, 1:30–7PMTuesday9AM–12PM, 1:30–7PMSuggest an edit
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The Nogent Nuclear Power Plant is located in the French commune of Nogent-sur-Seine, on the right bank of the Seine, in the west of the Aube department. It is located 60 kilometres (37 mi) to the west of Troyes and 120 kilometres (75 mi) south-east of Paris.

The plant houses two reactors each of 1300 MWe and the site has a total area of 100 hectares. Each reactor has its own cooling tower 165 metres (541 ft) high.

It produces about a third of the yearly electricity consumption of Île-de-France and employs around 700 regular workers.

Events

  • A fire drill on October 2, 2001 by the Nuclear Safety Authority of France confirmed that it took about 50 minutes between the time of the drill the time the second team responded.
  • On September 30, 2005, water was accidentally sprayed on electrical cabinets; the reactor was automatically stopped. Nobody was injured and there were no radiation releases. It was classified as level 1 on the INES scale.
  • On December 5, 2011, nine Greenpeace anti-nuclear activists cut through a fence at the Nogent Nuclear Power Plant. They scaled the roof of the domed reactor building and unfurled a "Safe Nuclear Doesn't Exist" banner before attracting the attention of security guards. Two activists remained at large for four hours.

    References

    Nogent Nuclear Power Plant Wikipedia


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