The subsidiaries of EDF and Veolia have partnered to create a new joint venture in response to the challenges of decommissioning nuclear reactors that incorporate graphite technology. Graphitech will be responsible for the technological development and engineering studies in preparation for decommissioning nuclear reactors – around 60 of the world’s reactors use graphite technology. The dismantling of graphite reactors is said to be complex, because of the design of stacking the graphite layers inside the reactor, as well as the volume of materials needed to evacuate. The companies say only two reactors of small power graphite technology have been dismantled to date globally.
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EDF and Veolia will dismantle the six oldest French nuclear reactors. The two groups announced Tuesday the creation of a joint venture, Graphitech. She will start by working on the Chinon plant, which was shut down in 1985.
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