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Weekly report : from November 10 through November 17, 1999

Press release

November 19, 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 779 metric tons of uranium have been sheared to date this year.

At the R7 vitrification facility, line A is in operation; lines B and C are on stand-by. 12 canisters of glass were produced this week. A total of 211 canisters of glass have been produced to date this year.

At the UP3 plant, shearing of fuel elements from OHI-MIHAMA* were completed in the T1 head-end facility. Shearing of fuel elements from HAMAOKA** are in progress. A total of 644 metric tons of uranium have been sheared to date this year.

At the T7 vitrification facility, lines A and C are in operation; line B is on stand-by. 17 canisters of glass were produced this week. A total of 346 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;
  • underwater excavation of the second section was completed;
  • excavation of the third section began.


* Japanese PWR reactor
** Japanese BWR reactor