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Reprocessing

France reprocesses its own and some foreign irradiated fuel. However, far from a "recycling" operation, as it is sometimes termed, only about 1 percent of the reprocessed fuel is used again as reactor fuel, whole 99 percent remains as radioactive waste.The Hague reprocessing facility, if hit by a jet airliner, could released six times more radioactivity than the Chernobyl accident.

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Friday
Oct292010

Most radioactive train cargo ever leaving France for Germany

On November 5 and 6, a train carrying vitrified radioative waste from the La Hague reprocessing facility in France will begin its Germany to Gorleben, Germany, constituting the most radioactive train cargo to date. Eleven CASTOR casks will travel to Germany's temporary waste site, the scene of numerous protests. The transport risks exposures to citizens along the route as well as posing a serious security target. The French anti-nuclear network, Sortir du Nucleaire, has published the cask transport timetable and has expressed grave concerns at the risks posed by the transport. The network also points out that it is reprocessing that has necessitated the dangerous transport of this highly radioactive waste in the first place.

Sunday
Jul122009

Nuclear Power in France: setting the record straight 

Read the newly revised Beyond Nuclear pamphlet - Nuclear Power in France: setting the record straight.