25 September 2015
A thorough investigation has enabled the team to confidently identify the issue and cause of the incident which occurred at Urenco Nederland on 27 August. The support system that caused the incident was a filter with trapping material. Remedial measures to improve management of the trapping material have been put in place quickly and effectively to ensure there are no repeat incidents across the Urenco Group.
We are working closely with the Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ANVS) while they supervise the investigation into the incident.
The temporary disruption from part of our production will have no effect on customer deliveries.
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.