Nogent Nuclear Power Plant
|Nogent Nuclear Power Plant|
Nuclear Power Plant Nogent
|Official name||Centrale Nucléaire de Nogent|
|Commission date||October 21, 1987|
|Nuclear power station|
|Cooling source||Seine River|
|Cooling towers||2 × Natural Draft|
|Units operational||2 × 1363 MW|
|Make and model||Alstom|
|Nameplate capacity||2726 MW|
|Annual net output||19,331 GW·h|
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.
It produces about a third of the yearly electricity consumption of Île-de-France and employs around 700 regular workers.
- 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.
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- Nuclear Safety Authority press release (in French)
- Tara Patel (December 16, 2011). "Breaches at N-plants heighten France's debate over reactors". Seattle Times.