Jenni Evans | Trying to find a reaction near a reactor: The day I got lost at Koeberg

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A prohibited area on a beach at Eskom's Koeberg nuclear power plant.
A prohibited area on a beach at Eskom's Koeberg nuclear power plant.
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So the other day, I rushed off to the Koeberg power station along the West Coast Road for a story.   

I was quite excited because it would have been my first time entering the facility, even though I drive past it often.

I've watched When the Wind Blows, and I was in Europe when Chernobyl happened. I am afraid and fascinated by nuclear power, and I may also have watched too much nuclear noir on Netflix, so I expected tight security.

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