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Festive opening of depleted uranium storage building

14 September 2017

On 13 September, Princess Beatrix officially opened a new building for depleted uranium storage located at COVRA’s site in the Netherlands. COVRA is a state-owned organisation that stores both low level radioactive waste, like depleted uranium and high level waste produced by industries and the medical sector.

The new building will allow depleted uranium to be stored responsibly and safely for at least 100 years. Local artist William Verstraeten designed the building’s colourful exterior which has been painted ‘Uranus blue’. The largest sundial in Europe is incorporated into the design.

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Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with sustainability at the core of its business. Operating in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain for 50 years, Urenco facilitates zero carbon electricity generation for consumers around the world.

With its head office near London, UK, Urenco’s global presence ensures diversity and security of supply for customers through enrichment facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, and through the expertise of our people, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable services; operating within a framework of high environmental, social and governance standards, complementing international safeguards.

Urenco is committed to continued investment in the responsible management of nuclear materials; innovation activities with clear sustainability benefits, such as nuclear medicine, industrial efficiency and research; and nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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