23.07.2019 | The first generation and the Beznau Spirit

"Everyone pulling together"

On an island in the countryside a legendary 150-member team achieves a national pioneering feat: In 1969, the first nuclear power plant in Switzerland went on grid, and, at the same time, a rare, unique collaboration started at Beznau.

The colleagues that remember the beginnings all agree: Working at Beznau meant living out one's passion, and, on top of that, getting paid for it.

The solidarity that ran through the departments and hierarchies was as powerful as the plant itself.

Four testimonies on the beginnings of the Beznau nuclear power plant and the Beznau Spirit:

«Wir von der Insel»

Three generations that have operated and still operate the power plant talk about their experiences and memories at Beznau: From the euphoric beginnings in the 60's through all the upheavals up until today. These are testimonies on 50 years of nuclear history in Switzerland.

On the occasion of the KKB 50-year anniversary, a book featuring three generations of employees, how they work at the Beznau power plant, how they think and how they live will be published in September 2019.

The book was written by Steven Schneider from Bad Zurzach, a journalist and the author of various works including Axpo anniversary publications.

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