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Weekly report : from November 24 through November 30, 1999

Press release

December 03, 1999

At the UP2 plant, shearing of fuel elements from a batch of EDF 1300 MWe fuel continued in the R1 head-end facility. A total of 815 metric tons of uranium have been sheared to date this year.

At the R7 vitrification facility, line A is in operation; the other two lines are on stand-by. 2 canisters of glass were produced this week. A total of 220 canisters of glass have been produced to date this year.

At the UP3 plant, shearing of fuel elements from HAMAOKA* continued in the T1 head-end facility. A total of 671 metric tons of uranium have been sheared to date this year.

At the T7 vitrification facility, lines A, B and C were on stand-by on 11/30/99. 2 canisters of glass were produced this week. A total of 358 canisters of glass have been produced to date this year.


Work in the Moulinets Cove

Work continues on modifications to the discharge pipe in the tidal basin:

- radiological monitoring of sediments has revealed no anomalies, although there are fluctuations close to the old discharge pipe;
- the underwater excavation phase continues despite unfavorable meteorological conditions.


* Japanese BWR reactor