With decommissioning headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, Orano has decades of U.S. experience in reactor vessel and internals segmentation, packaging and transport, and used nuclear fuel management. Through its joint venture Accelerated Decommissioning Partners with the global demolition company NorthStar, Orano applies its global expertise to achieve U.S. nuclear energy facility decommissioning decades earlier than original site schedules. Orano works on all phases of the decommissioning process:
Based in Charlotte, N.C., Orano Federal Services provides nuclear fuel cycle technologies and environmental management services to the U.S. federal government, specifically the Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors, by integrating and applying the capabilities, technologies, and resources from multiple Orano companies.
In particular, Orano Federal Services is a key provider for environmental clean-up and restoration at the Hanford Site in Washington State.
Orano TN is a leader in the U.S. market for uranium transportation logistics and used nuclear fuel pool offload, dry fuel storage, and decommissioning waste transport. Along with offices in Columbia, Maryland, Orano TN has two manufacturing facilities in North Carolina for dry storage canisters and modules.
Based in Bethesda, Maryland, MCE sales is a competitive provider of long-term uranium contracts for U.S. utility customers.
Orano Med, an Orano subsidiary based in Plano, Texas, is a biotechnology company specialized in the fight against cancer. Using, targeted alpha radioimmunotherapy, Orano Med is developing treatments to identify and destroy cancer cells without damaging the surrounding healthy cells. Faced with the rarity of the radioisotopes suitable for this treatment, Orano Med has developed a process to extract and purify lead-212 from thorium—an element that is produced in abundance by the uranium mining industry.