Reducing the collective dose at La Hague:
The improved regulatory framework and the efforts made by the nuclear industry have spectacularly reduced the doses that nuclear workers are exposed to. At the La Hague reprocessing facility, for instance, the collective dose for all personnel went down from 6.2 man-sievert in 1976 to only 0.35 in 2004 while during the same period the annual output of the factory increased from 0 to more than 1000 tons.
Areva/ R. Do Quang et P.Baron