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Statement from Urenco Deutschland

17 August 2018

On Sunday 12 August, several small unauthorised objects were found at Urenco’s Gronau facility. Urenco immediately launched an internal investigation, advised the nuclear safety authority and informed the police. Urenco is cooperating fully with the police. The police have questioned an employee. We can confirm there was no risk to employees or the safety of the site. As this is an ongoing police investigation we cannot comment further.

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About Urenco

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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