|Share of spent fuel reprocessed or not reprocessed in France|
Approximately 1,200 tonnes of spent fuel exits French nuclear power plants each year. Approximately 850 tonnes of this is reprocessed. EDF does not reprocess all irradiated fuel, as there are only 20 reactors capable of recycling plutonium but 28 would be necessary. Each year, 350 tonnes are stored in pools, of which 100 tonnes of MOX. EDF has stated that it intends to ultimately reprocess this stored fuel.