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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.

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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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