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Spent fuel coming from Italy to France

Press release

BACK END / TRANSPORT

February 23, 2009

According to the contract signed between SOGIN (Italian acronym for Company for the Management of Nuclear Facilities in Italy) and AREVA, and following intergovernmental agreements between France and Italy, part of the spent fuel from Italian nuclear power plants is sent to France for reprocessing.
 
In accordance with these commitments, a shipment of four casks containing spent fuel has left the Italian nuclear power plant of Caorso on February, 22, 2009. It could reach the TN International railway terminal located in Valognes from February, 24, 2009.
 
This operation fully complies with national and international regulations.