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AREVA’s Fuel Manufacturing Facility Receives Spotless Review from NRC

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April 03, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 3, 2013 – AREVA is pleased to announce the successful completion of the annual Licensee Performance Review of AREVA’s manufacturing facility in Richland, Wash. The facility achieved the highest distinction the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) can extend to any fuel manufacturing facility.

“We are pleased with the positive outcome of this period’s important regulatory review with no areas cited as needing improvement,” stated Ron Land, senior vice president of AREVA Inc.’s Fuel Business Unit. “While it’s no surprise, our employees are committed to upholding AREVA’s high standards of safety and quality, and work diligently to achieve operational excellence, day in and day out, year after year.”

AREVA’s performance was evaluated in four major areas: Safety Operations, Radiological Controls, Facility Support, and Special Topics. The NRC determined that, between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012, AREVA’s Richland facility operated smoothly and without incident. The review did not identify any specific areas needing improvement. This is the sixth year in a row the Richland facility has earned a review, with no areas for improvement.


Kelly Cousineau
AREVA Media Relations
Tel.: (202) 680-2469

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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 nearly 5,000 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 Charlotte, NC. Visit us online at http://us.areva.com and follow us on Twitter: @AREVAinc.

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