Report from January 1st to 21th, 2013


In this beginning of year, 37 tons of EDF spent fuels were treated, with the aim of their recycling. The UP2 800 plant is at present in operation and the UP3 plant is in the shutdown.

  • 39 containers of vitrified waste(1) were elaborated in vitrification facilities.
  • 37 containers of compacted waste(2) were elaborated in the facility of compaction of hulls, which assures the packaging of the metallic structures of spent fuels. 

(1)The fission products (ultimate residues of spent fuel) are incorporated in heated glass to approximately 1100°C. The whole is poured in stainless steel containers. The fission products are an integral part of stable, compact and resistant glass. This process is called vitrification.

(2)The compacted waste corresponds to the metallic structures of spent fuels, which once compacted, allow to divide by 5 the volume of the ultimate waste.

Contact presse AREVA
Contact presse AREVA

Maryline Breton
T : 02 33 02 75 02
P : 06 08 03 00 03

 Marie Dudouit
T : 02 33 02 79 93
P : 06 79 91 40 54