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Saint-helene

Saint-Helene Power Plant, taken from Borvald Park

Saint-Helene is a nuclear power plant on the outskirts of Borvald, Nailsmark County, near the east coast of Viaska. It is currently the largest nuclear, and second largest of all power plants in the country. Despite it's name, it is actually located in Borvald, 2km from the village of Saint-Helene.

The plant houses four pressurised water reactors, and is capable of providing the electricity for 40% of Viaska's population. The plant is not currently used to capacity, but was built large in order to prepare for the impending closure of Urdele Power Station in March 2009. Reactor 1 was completed in 1992, Reactor 2 in 1995, Reactor 3 in 1999 and Reactor 4 was opened in August 2005. Upon its construction, several Anti-Nuclear campaigners bombarded the gates of the plant chanting "No more Chernobyls".

The current Plant Executive Manager is Cynthia Korrig, having taken the position in 1995, shortly before Reactor 2 was opened.

Incidents[]

  • On 2nd May 1996, reports of a minor leak in Reactor 2 led to the whole plant being momentarily shut down for 4 hours. The leak was patched up quickly, and the whole reactor reinforced. Reactor 2 was not reopened until August of that year.
  • On 7th June 1999, Anti-Nuclear protestors broke into the site using nothing more than a wire-cutter and two ladders. It took 25 minutes for any sort of security to arrive on the scene.
  • On 19th June 2005, the Plant Executive Manager, Cynthia Korrig hired armed security to chase off Anti-Nuclear protestors who were opposed to the newly opened Reactor 4.
  • One day later, the protestors returned. Korrig personally became personally involved in a slanging match with the leader of the Anti-Nuclear protestors, Erik Staarleng from opposite sides of the site gates. The slanging match continued to grow more heated until the police forced the protestors of the premesis. To this day, Korrig has been one of Anti-Nuclear's biggest rivals, with even a detailed profile on their website's wall of shame.
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