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Critical build-up of plutonium in France’s nuclear plant

The French Connection: plutonium problems in France linked to Duke’s Catawba reactor & the Savannah River Site MOX plant The New Liberator Tom  Clement,  28 Oct 09 “…………..a serious problem at a plutonium facility in Cadarche, France, which is under the control of the Commissariat à l’énergie atomique (CEA, French Atomic Energy Commission). This facility, the Atelier de Technologie du Plutonium (ATPu), produced plutonium fuel (MOX) and is being cleaned out and decommissioned. Due to poor accounting methods of the plutonium in the facility, it was discovered that the build-up of plutonium had reached amounts of concern for a nuclear criticality incident, which has been big news in France.

The French Connection: plutonium problems in France linked to Duke’s Catawba reactor & the Savannah River Site MOX plant « The New Liberator

October 29, 2009 - Posted by | 1, France, safety | , , , , , , , , ,

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