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Weekly report : from October 21 through October 27, 1999

Press release

October 29, 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 728 metric tons of uranium have been sheared to date this year.

At the R7 vitrification facility, lines A and C are in operation; line B is on stand-by. Six canisters of glass were produced this week. A total of 185 canisters of glass have been produced to date this year.

At the UP3 plant, shearing of fuel elements from the German PWR, Obrigheim, began in the T1 head-end facility. A total of 598 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. Seven canisters of glass were produced this week, bringing the total to 303 canisters of glass 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;
- following work stoppage due to unfavorable meteorological conditions, excavation and construction recommenced.