Spent fuel unloading
This is the first stage of the spent fuel's journey at La Hague. Overview of the dry unloading shop, where robots remove spent fuel assemblies from their transport cask, which is tipped into a vertical position. The fuel assemblies are then lowered through a shaft into a large pool, where they will be allowed to cool for several years before progressing to the actual processing stage.
Sydney Jezequel/AREVA