To turn its fleet of 58 reactors, France needs, year after year, about 1,200 tons of nuclear fuel. Most of the fuel is new fuel made from natural uranium, while a small part comes from the partial recycling of the fuels from the reactors. The High Committee for Transparency and Information on Nuclear Security ( HCTISN ) has just published a reporton the subject, which presents an updated report on fuel management in France in which ACRO actively participated. Despite some factual errors that we have reported, in vain, and shortcomings, this report, which is an update of the 2010 report on the same subject, presents a lot of interesting data. It will shed light on the national debate on the management of radioactive waste and materials planned for four months from November 2018.
ACRO 23rd Sept 2018 read more »