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NRC Issues Final EIS for AREVA Enrichment Facility in Idaho

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ACTIVITIES / FRONT END

February 15, 2011

AREVA announced on February, 14th 2011 that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has found no environmental impacts that would preclude issuing a license to build its Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility near Idaho Falls, Idaho.

The NRC issued its Final Environmental Impact Statement saying in a statement that “environmental impacts from the facility would be generally small, and recommended issuing the license.”

“With the NRC Final Environmental Impact Statement, AREVA’s Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility continues its steady march forward toward regulatory approval. Based on current progress, we remain confident we can receive license approval for this facility this year,” said Sam Shakir, President and CEO of AREVA Enrichment Services.