Preparation of the 5th MOX fuel maritime shipment to Japan
MOX FUEL / JAPAN
March 20, 2013
Preparation work is ongoing for the 5th shipment of MOX nuclear fuel to Japan.
The 4th shipment of MOX was completed successfully in 2010. Since then, the involved parties –competent authorities and industrial actors– have discussed and prepared this shipment in the best operational conditions.
Ships and personnels from the British company PNTL will implement the shipment as before, ensuring the best safety conditions, in compliance with international standards.
As agreed between all three governments (France, Japan and United Kingdom), the industrial side will implement a communication plan complying with both the need for transparency and, at the same time, obvious security constraints.
As follows :
- some days before actual departure: announcement of information related to the maritime shipment;
- after actual departure : announcement of maritime route and expected arrival date in Japan.
These announcements will be performed in France by AREVA, in Japan by our customer, and in the United-Kingdom by the International Nuclear Services Company, the main shareholder of PNTL.