Report from September 4th to 17th, 2012


Since the beginning of the year, 637 tons of spent fuels from EDF were treated, with the aim of their recycling. 

  • 459 containers of vitrified waste(1) were elaborated in vitrification facilities.
  • 527 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. 

Actuality is also …

  • September 13th, a rail shipment of 6.7 tons of Dutch used nuclear fuel arrived from AREVA’s railway terminal in Valognes (France) in order to be transported to AREVA la Hague plant for recycling.
  • September 7th, run-up of the season 2012-2013 of the 1st team of JSC handball supported by AREVA, with a visit of the site by the leaders and the players followed by a meeting with the employees.

(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.

AREVA Press Contact
AREVA Press Contact

La Hague Plant:

Catherine Argant
T : +33 (0)2 33 02 63 22
P : +33 (0)06 75 30 48 18

Marie Dudouit
T : +33 (0)2 33 02 79 93
P : +33 (0)6 79 91 40 54