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Spent fuel coming from Italy to France

Press release

December 17, 2007

According to the contract signed between SOGIN (Italian acronym for Company for the Management of Nuclear Facilities in Italy) and AREVA, and following intergovernmental agreements between France and Italy, part of the spent fuel from Italian nuclear power plants is sent to France for reprocessing.

In accordance with these commitments, a shipment of two casks containing spent fuel has left the Italian nuclear power plant of Caorso on December 16, 2007. It could reach the TN International railway terminal located in Valognes from December 18, 2007.

This operation fully complies with national and international regulations.