Nuclear power plant
|• Mayor (1995–2008)||Michel Schibi|
|Area1||25.47 km2 (9.83 sq mi)|
|• Density||86/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||57124 / 57570|
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
It lies about 8 kilometres north of Thionville. The localities of Homeldange, Husange(aka Hussange) and Sentzich are incorporated in the commune.
Nuclear power station
Cattenom is well known for its nuclear power plant, which was built from 1987 to 1992. An artificial lake has been introduced to cool the four nuclear reactors. The creation of this lake has led to the flooding of Ouvrage Kobenbusch, part of the Maginot Line.
- Official website (in French)
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