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Transportation of vitrified residues from France to Japan - Announcement of the maritime route

Press release

January 01, 2000

On December 27 1999, FEPC, COGEMA and BNFL announced that the voyage route for the fifth return shipment of high level radioactive waste from France to Japan would be communicated on January 1st, 2000.

The " Pacific Swan " has left Cherbourg on December 29 1999, at 6.17 PM local time. She is now en route to Japan via Panama Canal. Approximate timing of arrival in Japan is during the second half of February 2000.