Centre d'information du public (CNPE de Chooz)
Industry , Industry , Science and technology at Chooz
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More than 900 people, both EDF employees and industrial partners, work all year round at the Chooz site. They work in fields such as safety, operation, maintenance, engineering, environment, etc.
From 1967 to 1991, EDF, in partnership with... More than 900 people, both EDF employees and industrial partners, work all year round at the Chooz site. They work in fields such as safety, operation, maintenance, engineering, environment, etc.
From 1967 to 1991, EDF, in partnership with Belgium, operated a first unit, Chooz A. With a capacity of 305 megawatts, it is the first pressurized water reactor in France. Since 2007, this unit has been undergoing deconstruction.
The Public Information Centre welcomes you free of charge and without appointment to help you discover nuclear energy.
It is open:
- outside school periods: only on Wednesdays from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm
- during the French and Belgian school holidays: from Monday to Friday from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
Closed on weekends.
Occasional openings during weekends of entertainment
The visit of the 300m² theme spaces includes stands on:
- the different means of electricity production
- the nuclear fission reaction and the uranium pellet manufacturing process
- the controlled area and nuclear safety
- environmental controls
- waste - the Chooz A power plant under deconstruction and its model
- the Chooz B plant in operation, its model of the reactor building and a full-scale fuel assembly
- The films "C'est pas sorcier ! shot in Chooz : the operating principle of a power plant, the energy mix and waste.
- Spoken languages
- Accepted customers
- Picnic area
- Car park
- Screening room
- Meeting room
- Access for disabled