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Festive opening of depleted uranium storage building

14 September 2017

On 13 September, Princess Beatrix officially opened a new building for depleted uranium storage located at COVRA’s site in the Netherlands. COVRA is a state-owned organisation that stores both low level radioactive waste, like depleted uranium and high level waste produced by industries and the medical sector.

The new building will allow depleted uranium to be stored responsibly and safely for at least 100 years. Local artist William Verstraeten designed the building’s colourful exterior which has been painted ‘Uranus blue’. The largest sundial in Europe is incorporated into the design.

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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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