IACE 2019 – Day 9
This morning we had the opportunity to visit the nuclear powerplant of Gösgen. Thanks to a member of security of the powerplant, we had an exclusive tour in all the important parts of the powerplant. We had three hours to visit the main stations, including an important time for security to enter the reactor, which took up to an hour. We could see the pools for cooling the elements and all the systems, backups and their backups around the reactor. We also saw the external cooling system, along with the gigantic cooling tower. Finally, as a technical incident happened on the powerplant a few days ago, some mechanicians where changing the transformator and we saw the new one arriving. The nuclear powerplant Gösgen offered us a nice lunch with Swiss chocolate. Then we returned to Grenchen. On the way to Biel, we have seen the manufacturers of famous Swiss watches such as Rolex and Swatch. After having a beautiful view on the lake of Biel, we walked in a music festival. Finally, we attended a beautiful fireworks for the Swiss national day, watching them light up the waters of Biel in a fabulous display of lights. Certainly, a night to remember!
Elise (French Cadet)