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United States: AREVA welcomes President Obama’s support of nuclear energy

Press release

ACTIVITIES / NUCLEAR POWER / REACTORS & SERVICES

January 29, 2010

Yesterday in his State of the Union Speech, President Barack Obama cited the need to build "a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants" in the United States.

AREVA welcomes President Obama’s position on nuclear energy that will encourage construction of new nuclear facilities.

The group is already involved in the revival of nuclear energy in the United States where its EPR reactor is currently undergoing certification by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Certification of the EPR™ reactor is currently underway in the United States. The EPR™ technology has been chosen by Constellation, PPL, AmerenUE, and Amarillo Power for a total of six potential reactor construction projects. It is also under evaluation by Duke Energy as well as Fresno Nuclear Energy.

AREVA offers its customers a range of generation III+ reactors to answer their growing demand for clean and reliable electricity generation.

AREVA is the leading U.S. nuclear energy supplier with 6,000 employees. The company is making significant capital investments to develop the infrastructure to support a U.S. nuclear resurgence.

Contact

  • AREVA Press Office:
    Julien Duperray / Katherine Berezowskyj / Aurélie Grange / Jérôme Rosso 
    Tel: +33 1 34 96 12 15 - Fax: +33 1 34 96 16 54
    email: press@areva.com

  • AREVA Investors Relations:
    Manuel Lachaux
    Anne-Sophie Jugean
    Tél : +33 1 34 96 11 53
    email: manuel.lachaux@areva.com