Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Electric power in France, Energy companies of France, Nuclear energy in France, Renewable energy in France, Transport in France, Channel Tunnel, Nuclear power in France, 1999 Blayais Nuclear Power Plant flood, Areva NC, Electricity sector in France, HVDC Italy-Corsica-Sardinia, Minister of Transport, Anti-nuclear movement in France, Fort de Ch tillon, Rance Tidal Power Station, North Sea Offshore Grid, HVDC Cross-Channel, BlueNext, COGEMA La Hague site, Zo, Commissariat l' nergie atomique, Sortir du nucl aire, Marcoule, Franpipe, Powernext, Institut de radioprotection et de s ret nucl aire, Commission for Independent Research and Information on Radioactivity, Cadarache, Soci t Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer, Minister of the Sea, Enercoop, Franco-British Nuclear Forum. Excerpt: The Channel Tunnel (French: ), (also referred to as the Chunnel) is a 50.5-kilometre (31.4 mi) undersea rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent in England with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais near Calais in northern France beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover. At its lowest point, it is 75 metres (250 ft) deep. At 37.9 kilometres (23.5 mi), the Channel Tunnel possesses the longest undersea portion of any tunnel in the world, although the Seikan Tunnel in Japan is both longer overall at 53.85 kilometres (33.46 mi), and deeper at 240 metres (790 ft) below sea level. The tunnel carries high-speed Eurostar passenger trains, Eurotunnel Shuttle roll-on/roll-off vehicle transport-the largest in the world-and international rail freight trains. The tunnel connects end-to-end with the LGV Nord and High Speed 1 high-speed railway lines. In 1996 the American Society of Civil Engineers identified the tunnel as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Ideas for a cross-Channel fixed link appeared as early as 1802, but British political and pres...
|Title:||Energy in France: Electric Power in France, Energy Companies of France, Nuclear Energy in France, Renewable Energy in France||Publisher:||Books LLC, Wiki Series|
|Author:||Llc Books, Llc Books|
|No. of Pages:||36|
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