[Machine Translation] La Hague: the boss of Orano (ex-Areva) minimizes the risks in the event of a plane crash on spent fuel pools. According to Philippe Knoche, a plane crash or rocket fire could not damage enough spent fuel storage tanks to dewater them. “I would like to take this example because our opponents use it a lot …” Thursday, before the parliamentary commission of inquiry on the safety and security of nuclear facilities, the director general of Orano (formerly Areva) Philippe Knoche tried to reassure the deputies on the resistance of the reprocessing site of La Hague. According to him, spent nuclear fuel storage pools are not vulnerable to falling or rocket fire.
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