|Breakdown of nuclear generating cost|
Operations relating to the back end of the fuel cycle only account for 12% of the nuclear generating cost. These operations range from extracting irradiated fuel from the reactor to the disposal of waste, including reprocessing. This figure of 12% should be compared with 20% for the front end of the cycle (uranium mining and enrichment), 15% for plant depreciation costs and, above all, 43% for operating costs.
|IN2P3 (source EDF)|