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Spent fuel coming from Switzerland to France

Press release

February 09, 2005

According to the contract signed between Swiss utilities and COGEMA, and following intergovernmental agreements between France and Switzerland, part of the spent fuel from Swiss nuclear power plants is sent to France for reprocessing.
In accordance with these commitments, a shipment of two casks containing spent fuel has left the Swiss nuclear power plant of Gösgen on February 9th, 2005. It could reach the COGEMA Logistics rail terminal located in Valognes from February 11th.
This operation strictly conforms to national and international regulations.