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The third return of vitrified waste to the Netherlands

Press release

May 02, 2006

The transport of one cask of nuclear vitrified waste is scheduled to leave TN International’s railway terminal of Valognes (France) today at 5:15 pm and to reach the COVRA interim storage facility in Vlissingen (Netherlands) on May, 3rd 2006.

This third return of vitrified waste is operated in accordance with commercial contracts signed between the Dutch power company EPZ and AREVA NC and intergovernmental agreements concluded between France and the Netherlands. These agreements govern the reprocessing of Borssele power plant’s nuclear spent fuel in France.

The cask used for transport fully complies with the very strict regulation criteria defined by the International Atomic Energy Agency (AEIA). Besides, nuclear material transportation meets national and international regulations in order to guarantee a high level of safety.