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Emergency exercise - Alert 2016

09 November 2016

On 7 – 9 November, Urenco Nederland participated in an emergency exercise to rehearse the procedures required in and around Almelo, in the unlikely event of an incident requiring a multi-agency response and disaster recovery.

The team from Urenco provided support and expertise, collaborating with teams from the Safety region of Twente, the City of Almelo, the National Police, the Agency of Correctional Institutions, ETC Netherlands, Vitens Waterworks and the Department of Defense.

The security focused exercise ‘Alert 2016’ is unique to the region, incorporating the expertise of many organisations and for the first time cross-border cooperation from the participation of a German military chemical decontamination unit.

The exercise which involved 400 people with 150 people employed in role-play incorporated a number of extreme scenarios representative of the world we live in today, the necessary crisis management and appropriate disaster relief.

Urenco was pleased to be involved in the exercise which provided a great opportunity for close collaboration and learning. It resulted in an increased confidence in our region’s policies, processes and ability to deal with a wide variety of emergency situations.


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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