1945-1991: Cold War world Wiki

The location[]

It is in the commune of Saint-Laurent-Nouan in Loir-et-Cher on the Loire River near Blois and Orléans.

The 1969 accident[]

50 kg of uranium in one of the gas cooled reactors, overheated and then began to partly melt down.

It was a Level 4 INES Scale event.

The 1980 accident[]

There was also some minor annealing that occurred in the graphite rods in a reactor, causing a brief heat excursion, but no melting.

It was a Level 4 INES Scale event.

Also see[]

  1. Atomic accidents and disasters


  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Nuclear_Event_Scale
  2. http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Saint-Laurent_Nuclear_Power_Plant
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Laurent_Nuclear_Power_Plant