Newsletter N°12/13 (Russia)

    The French Minister for Industry has just published the latest figures on the status of foreign spent fuel reprocessing at La Hague. While the Japanese fuel under contract has been entirely delivered, the situation is more complicated concerning the German clients. The German utilities have signed up for UP2 and UP3 "baseload customer" contracts to be carried out until the year 2000 and for post-2000 contracts. According to other sources, about 4,435 tonnes of the fuel under the UP2 and UP3 baseload customer contracts have been delivered until the shipments were interrupted in May 1998. About 320 tonnes of fuel have been shipped to La Hague under post-2000 contracts.

Foreign spent fuel delivered and reprocessed at La Hague
(as of 31 December 1998, in tonnes of heavy metal)

Client Country
delivered
reprocessed
Germany
Japan
Belgium
Switzerland
Netherlands
4,653
 2,944
   656
   595
   263
3,822
 2,642
   592
    455
   226
Total
9,111
7,737

 

Source: French Minister of Industry, answer to a parliamentary question
Journal Officiel 15 March 1999