Marcoule


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Marcoule

 

a center of the French atomic industry. Located in Gard Department, in the valley of the Rhone River. The nuclear reactors at Marcoule have two functions, to produce plutonium and generate electric power.

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A convoy carrying four consignments of mixed oxide fuel for civilian use processed from plutonium of US military origin arrived via Marcoule at the nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Cap La Hague on March 15.
In 2006, the deadline set by the Bataille law of December 1991, it will be Parliaments job to decide between the different options, to pursue several at once, or to decide that it is urgent to wait, explained, in Marcoule, Patrice Bernard, Director of nuclear development and innovation at the French Atomic Energy Commissariat (CEA).
An incident last July at a nuclear plant owned by the Areva group in Marcoule, provisionally listed at the lowest end of the incident scale, has been re-classed as level 2 by the French nuclear safety authority.
A leak from a steam generator from the French nuclear research reactor Phenix run by the French atomic energy board in Marcoule (Gard) was reported on September 13.