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Vitrification constitutes the final step of the overall conditioning process for used nuclear fuel of foreign origin before storage and return to the countries of the customers. It provides a safe and stable packaging for fission products for a long period of time.
The Clean-up business unit covers all services that enable nuclear operators to work in a safe and clean nuclear environment. Its field of application extends to the specialized technical operation of processing and clean-up plants, via site logistics, etc. It also offers training in repair trades in the nuclear environment. With over 40 years of experience, AREVA is the French market leader in this area.
AREVA dismantles customer sites and operates facilities for processing material contaminated with low and medium-level radioactivity for its customers.
These teams provide repair and maintenance logistics for nuclear power plants, whether they are running or suspended.
AREVA performs specialized maintenance operations, mechanical repairs, rigging of equipment, or nuclear installations.
AREVA offers radiation protection services, nuclear and environmental measurements, nuclear site dismantling and clean-up.
AREVA provides training in nuclear servicing professions and also offers skills management assistance.
Cadarache, an exemplary cleanup operation
Cleanup activities cover all the services needed to ensure that nuclear operators work in clean and safe surroundings. The leader on this market in France, AREVA has been cleaning its Cadarache unit (Bouches-du-Rhône Département) since 2008.