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La Hague: recycling used fuel

Aerial view of the used fuel processing plant at the La Hague facility

AREVA's La Hague site provides the first stage in the recycling of used fuel taken from nuclear reactors. It is located 25 kilometers west of Cherbourg (Manche region). It employs over 6000 people, and is the leading industrial center of its kind in the world.

Pool storage of nuclear used fuel at La Hague AREVA

Recycling used fuel

AREVA La Hague provides the first stage in the recycling of used fuel taken from nuclear reactors across the globe.

La Hague News

Seventh shipment of vitrified waste to the Netherlands

04/07/2014

Seventh shipment of vitrified waste to the Netherlands

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Arrival of the 11th transport of used nuclear fuel from the Netherlands to AREVA la Hague plant for recycling

02/19/2014

Arrival of the 11th transport of used nuclear fuel from the Netherlands to AREVA la Hague plant for recycling

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Used fuel treatment plant at the La Hague facility

Environmental monitoring

AREVA La Hague strives to limit the impact of its activity on the environment. The surrounding environment and population are subject to constant monitoring.

Inspection operations at the radiation protection department at La Hague

Commitments

In keeping with the sustainable development policy of the group, AREVA La Hague has implemented measures for environment, safety, and health-security.

The scene in the forefront at La Hague

Dialog with stakeholders

AREVA La Hague participates in local economic development and maintains close relations with local players and economic agencies.

Spread of information

Every year AREVA La Hague publishes reports that make information on its activities and its policy on safety, security, and environmental monitoring openly available.

Used fuel treatment plant at the La Hague facility

History

Built in 1961, the aim of the La Hague plant is to reprocess used fuel from nuclear reactors.

Environment laboratory at the La Hague facility

Triple certification

AREVA La Hague meets stringent standards in relation to the environment and management. It holds ISO 9001/14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications.

Pool: Storage of used fuel

Total transparency

Records from the AREVA La Hague site make it possible to find out more about site monitoring, waste management, radioactivity measurements, etc.

La Hague coastline

AREVA La Hague tours

AREVA La Hague offers an educational sightseeing tour to find out all about the recycling of used fuel and the preservation of the environment.

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24 hours in La Hague

As a major player in the nuclear industry, AREVA’s establishment in La Hague processes used fuel originating from the entire world. The site had operations in recycling, personnel protection, and environmental protection filmed over the course of 24 hours. Report.

Contacts

AREVA La Hague
50444 Beaumont-Hague Cedex - France
Tél. : +33 (0)2 33 02 60 00
Fax : +33 (0)2.33.02.71.42

VISITS

Visitors Centre: free discovering of the AREVA Group’s and la Hague site’s activities. Open all year long.
Countryside visits: an original concept, combining industrial and tourism and ecotourism.

Contact:
AREVA La Hague
50444 Beaumont-Hague
Cedex - France
Tél. : +33 (0)2 33 02 60 00

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Report on nuclear safety and radiation protection - AREVA La Hague