Nogent Nuclear Power Plant
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 to 120 kilometres 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 high, 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. 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
Nogent-le-Roi is a commune in the department of Eure-et-Loir in the Centre-Val de Loire region in France. It is located 27 kilometres north of 18 kilometres south-east of Dreux; the town is twinned with Heddesheim near Mannheim in Germany. Communes of the Eure-et-Loir department INSEE Official site
Nogent-sur-Oise is a commune in the Oise department in northern France. Nogent-sur-Oise is twinned with: Beverley, United Kingdom since 1969 Gersthofen, Germany since 1998 Krasnik, Poland since 2005 Aida Camp, Palestine since 2009 Fucecchio, Italy since 2014 Notent-Sur-Oise is the town where the character Jacob once lived with his family in the Newbery Honor-winning book The Inquisitor's Tale. Half the village was burned down by Christian boys on a dare. Communes of the Oise department INSEE commune file
Nogent-sur-Seine is a commune in the Aube department in north-central France. The headquarters of The Soufflet Group is located here. Sculptor Camille Claudel lived in Nogent-sur-Seine with her family from 1876 to 1879. Frédéric Moreau, the hero of Gustave Flaubert's novel Sentimental Education, is a native of Nogent-sur-Seine; the abbey of Nogent-sur-Seine was destroyed during the French Revolution. Fragments of it were used in 1817 in making the canopy over the graves of Pierre Abélard and Héloïse d'Argenteuil at the Père Lachaise Cemetery. Nogent-sur-Seine is twinned with: Rielasingen-Worblingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany - since 1973 Joal-Fadiouth, Senegal - 1987 Communes of the Aube department List of medieval bridges in France The works of Paul Dubois- French sculptor INSEE Official town website Dubois-Boucher Museum in Nogent-sur-Seine Félix Charpentier. Sculpture in musée Paul Dubois-Alfred Boucher
Nogent-le-Rotrou is a commune in the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France. It is a sub-prefecture and is located on the Huisne River, 56 kilometres west of Chartres on the RN23 and 150 kilometres south west of Paris, to which it is linked by both rail and motorway, it was the former capital of the Perche with the count living in the impressive medieval Château Saint-Jean which still dominates the town from a plateau of the same name. The town lies within the Perche at the heart of a vast agricultural zone. Many jobs were therefore tied to agriculture, but the numbers declined from the late 1970s with up to 5% of jobs being shed each year. Industrial employment owed much to the automotive sector which counted for 10% of jobs in the 1980s and 1990s and these were linked to components manufacturer, Valeo; the company had a local workforce of over 1000 in 1999, but this too has been in decline as Valeo has delocalised to follow clients such as Renault to Romania. The headcount had fallen to 800 by April 2007, when Valeo announced that would be cutting a further 260 jobs between July 2007 and December 2009.
All is not doom and gloom, however, as the German medical and pharmaceutical supplier, B. Braun Melsungen announced in early 2009 that it would be investing 20 million euros to modernise its local plant for it to specialise in the production of infusion pumps used in the intravenous administration of drugs; as a result, employment on the B. Braun site is to increase from 450 to 500. There is a large military presence, with the town being the base for one of France's three civil defense units. L'Unité d'instruction et d'intervention de la Sécurité civile n°1 was created in 1978 and in 2001 there were 650 men at the base, they are used both at home and abroad, in all types of disaster situation. The Nogent region counted 14,407 jobs in 1999, which were broken down as follows: Agriculture: 6.8%, Industry: 32.5, Construction 5.5%, Services = 55.2%. The current mayor is the centre-left François Huwart, who has held power since 1989, he thus follows in the footsteps of his father, Robert Huwart, mayor from 1965 to 1987.
Clara Filleul, children's writer Gustave Le Bon, social psychologist, anthropologist Yoann Kowal, athlete Paul Tirard, diplomat Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully Communes of the Eure-et-Loir department Perche INSEE Media related to Nogent-le-Rotrou at Wikimedia Commons Nogent le Rotrou travel guide from Wikivoyage
Nogent-l'Artaud is a commune in the Aisne department and Hauts-de-France region of northern France. Communes of the Aisne department INSEE
Nogent-sur-Vernisson is a commune in the Loiret department in north-central France. It has a population of 2,000; the main employer in the town is the CIMRG plant which manufactures components for Renault cars and employs some 800 people. Nogent-sur-Vernisson is the site of the Arboretum national des Barres, adjacent to, a division of the research agency Irstea, which works to conserve the genetic resources of native trees; the town has a 12th-century AD church of St Martin in which Pope Pius VII celebrated Mass while on his way to the coronation of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1804. There are remains of walls from Roman times. Arboretum national des Barres Castleblayney in County Monaghan, Ireland Communes of the Loiret department Official website