The French nuclear group Orano has signed a contract worth more than 1 billion euros to return high-level nuclear waste processed in France to Germany by the end of 2024. Orano announced on Thursday that a “package of deals” between electricity companies PreussenElektra, RWE, ENBW and Vattenfall had formalised an in-principle agreement made in June by the French and German governments. For 44 years German electricity companies have sent spent nuclear fuel to Normandy for recycling. Train convoys carrying the waste were regularly blocked by environmental activists, some of whom chained themselves to the tracks.
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