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Incident at Urenco Nederland

03 August 2016

On the morning of August 3, 2016, around 08:45 hours, a fire occurred in an induction dryer in the Recycling Center of Urenco Nederland. In the induction dryer was a vessel with filter residue from a cleaning unit. Such filter residues may contain low-level radioactive material. The safety systems have functioned well and the fire brigade was immediately alerted. After a joint action of the internal emergency response team and the Fire Department the small fire was extinguished and around 09:30 under control. There is no personal injury. Measurements have shown that there has been no radioactive release. A full investigation will be carried out in due course. The authorities have been notified.


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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