Spent fuel pit
The spent fuel pit in the fuel building at the Chooz B1 plant in Champagne-Ardennes. This pool contains new fuel elements awaiting loading as well as unloaded elements, which are stored in it for a few years, where they cool before being sent for reprocessing in La Hague. In this photo, the storage compartments contain only new fuel elements, as the photo was taken in 1995 during the initial fuel loading procedure at Chooz B1.
EDF MEDIA ARCHIVE / PIERRE BERENGER (1995)