Arrival of the twelfth shipment of vitrified nuclear waste from France to Germany
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November 29, 2011
The railroad shipment of vitrified nuclear waste which had left the railroad terminal of Valognes (France) on November 23 to Gorleben (Germany) arrived on November 28 evening at the storage facility of Gorleben in the North of Germany.
It was the twelfth shipment of this type between France and Germany. According to the commercial contracts signed between the German power companies and AREVA, and to the intergovernmental agreements concluded between France and Germany, part of the German nuclear used fuel had been sent to France for recycling. Return to Germany of the vitrified nuclear waste resulting from reprocessing is stipulated in these intergovernmental agreements as well as in the French law of June 28, 2006.