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Statement on German Green Party request to the European Commission

09 October 2020

Urenco has noted the legal opinion sought by the German Green Party and their request to the European Commission to take action against Germany.

We follow all applicable laws and regulations in the countries in which we operate. Ahead of every export we apply for the relevant export and transport permits. In addition, all transactions are subject to strict international non-proliferation regulations based on international security and the security standards of the IAEA and EURATOM.

We are confident that it is the right thing to do, to take steps to reuse tails when the market conditions are favourable. In doing so, we can reduce the usage of natural uranium. We take steps to achieve this ourselves or, periodically, use the capacity of other primary enrichment producers, which is common industry practice.   

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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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