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AREVA Selected to Provide Spent Fuel Pool Monitoring Solution for Nuclear Plant

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January 14, 2013

LYNCHBURG, Va., January 14, 2013 – AREVA today announced that it has been selected to provide Spent Fuel Pool (SFP) Level Instrumentation upgrades at a U.S. nuclear plant to meet safety requirements. AREVA will provide the VEGA Through-Air Radar system.

The Through-Air radar solution meets the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s requirements for spent fuel pool monitoring, including two redundant, independent channels and an independent power supply. As part of AREVA’s Safety Alliance offering, this solution is reliable and rugged in adverse conditions and has been proven in more than 300,000 applications including nuclear, military and industrial installations. AREVA’s global Safety Alliance program, created in 2011, assembles products and services to help plants meet everincreasing safety standards, and to ensure resistance to and rapid recovery from major natural hazards.

“AREVA is continually working with customers to understand their needs and identify cost-effective solutions to improve safety and reliability for nuclear plant operations,” said Tom Franch, Sr. Vice President for Reactors and Services, AREVA, Inc. “Recently, our Spent Fuel Pool level instrumentation was tested in front of nuclear industry representatives and demonstrated the environmental endurance capability and functionality of the system.”

AREVA and VEGA Americas, Inc. provide safe, reliable and economical Spent Fuel Pool level instrumentation solutions to North America’s nuclear utilities by combining comprehensive engineering services and quality augmented equipment. The nuclear energy industry in the United States is required to have a reliable means of remotely monitoring spent fuel pool levels to support effective prioritization of event mitigation and recovery actions even in the most unlikely of events.


Michael French
Tel.: (301) 841-1702

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AREVA TN, a division of AREVA, is the market leader for used fuel storage and fuel transportation in the American nuclear industry. We offer innovative total systems solutions for the safe storage of used fuel, industry best pool-to-pad services, and nuclear fuel and waste logistics. Our success is based on our reputation for unparalleled human performance initiatives, a dedication to safety first, transparent pricing and business integrity that combine to ensure our customers get “as promised” cost savings and superior results.


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AREVA provides its customers with solutions for low-carbon power generation in North America and all over the world. As the leader in nuclear energy and a significant, growing player in the renewable energies sector, AREVA combines U.S. and Canadian leadership, access to worldwide expertise and a proven track record of performance. Sustainable development is a core component of AREVA’s strategy. Its more than 4,000 U.S. and Canadian employees work every day to make AREVA a responsible industrial player helping to supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical energy to the greatest number of people. AREVA Inc. is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. Visit us online at and follow us on Twitter: @AREVAinc.

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