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AREVA has, on its La Hague site, workshops for the compaction of structural and technological waste, and the treatment of active liquid effluents. These operations enable the volume of waste to be reduced by a factor of 5 and storage and transportation to be optimized.
Built in the early 1990s, the MELOX recycling plant has seen numerous events since its foundation. It has therefore concluded commercial agreements at an international level with Japan or Germany whilst increasing its production.
(1) TEPCO became the first Japanese electrician to sign a contract manufacturing MOX fuel in 1995. MOX fuel loaded was manufactured by TEPCO Belgonucléaire (Belgium) at the end of 90 years in the contract between the Toshiba Fuel designer and Economic Interest Group Commox. The Economic Interest Group (60% owned by COGEMA and 40% Belgonucléaire) was a commercial entity that allowed the use of force manufacturing plants Belgonucléaire, AREVA Cadarache and MELOX form platform. Belgonucléaire Plant in Dessel ceased operations since mid 2006 and Cadarache has stopped its commercial production in 2003 was called Commox to disappear in late 2006, the productions being refocused to MELOX.
1995: commencement of industrial production at MELOX:
1985: agreement between COGEMA, FRAMATOME and EDF for creation of a high capacity MOX fuel production plant.