A railway shipment of compacted waste left today from Orano’s railway terminal in Valognes (France).
The leading site of its kind
As the Orano Group's headquarters for recycling activities, the la Hague site offers its French and foreign customers solutions for re-using the 96% of recoverable materials contained in their used nuclear fuel and safely conditioning the 4% final waste.
The site's first stage of recycling consists of separating, recovering and conditioning the materials for use in new fuel. These reusable materials are then shipped to other Orano sites for producing new fuels or stored as strategic reserves.
Strong international presence
While France, with its 58 reactors, is Orano la Hague's main customer, the facility also works with many countries, including Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Italy.