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1959-2009: Happy Birthday, Cadarache!

Myriam Jacobs

Fifty years ago, on 14 October 1959, the French government officially decided to create the sixth of its "Atomic Research Centres" at Cadarache.

Serge Durand, the present Director of CEA-Cadarache, reflects on what has been accomplished over the past half-century and talks about his "dream" of making Cadarache—currently one of three largest nuclear research facilities in the world—the centre of a "Valley of Energy" which would stretch from Aix-en-Provence to Sisteron.

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