Irradiated hulls and end-pieces
These hulls and end-pieces are the residue of the zircaloy cladding that surrounds fuel pellets. They have been heavily irradiated while spending three years in a reactor and are therefore radioactive. They form part of the 'intermediate-level' waste (type B). They will be sent to the technological waste compaction and reduction facility at the La Hague plant.
PHILIPPE LESAGE /AREVA