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Urenco participates at Amazed by Science festival

06 June 2016

Urenco UK participated in the recent Amazed by Science festival, sharing with young people the science behind Urenco's technology through a number of hands on experiments.

Amazed by Science is a Cheshire Wide Festival which focusses on science, technology, engineer and maths. The Urenco UK team of four were based at Cheshire Oaks.

Geoff Owens one member of the team commented:

“The event gave us the opportunity to demonstrate how everyday forces can be used to enrich uranium to become nuclear fuel. We certainly pulled a crowd with our interactive activities. Our demonstrations included the separation of small particles giving children the opportunity to experiment with sand and flower. The virtual reality headsets demonstrating how electricity is generated from nuclear energy proved particularly popular as did the roundabout which gave children to opportunity to feel the effects of centrifugal force.”


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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