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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 its head office based close to London, UK. With plants in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA, it operates in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain which enables the sustainable generation of electricity for consumers around the world.

Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable uranium enrichment services for power generation within a framework of high environmental, social and corporate responsibility standards.


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