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United States: AREVA welcomes President Obama’s support of nuclear energy

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January 28, 2010

January 28, 2010

Yesterday in his State of the Union Speech, President Barack Obama cited the need to build “a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants” in the United States.

AREVA welcomes President Obama’s position on nuclear energy that will encourage construction of new nuclear facilities.

The group is already involved in the revival of nuclear energy in the United States where its EPR reactor is currently undergoing certification by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

The EPR has been chosen by Constellation, PPL, Ameren and Amarillo Power for a total of six potential reactor construction projects. It is also under evaluation by Duke Energy as well as Fresno Nuclear Energy.

AREVA offers its customers a range of generation III+ reactors to answer their growing demand for clean and reliable electricity generation.

AREVA is the leading U.S. nuclear energy supplier with 6,000 employees. The company is making significant capital investments to develop the infrastructure to support a U.S. nuclear resurgence. 

Contacts

Jarret Adams
Phone: +1 (306) 343-4637
Email: jarret.adams@areva.com



Véronique Larlham
Phone: +1 (306) 343-4503
Email: veronique.larlham@areva.com