|Spent fuel pool at La Hague|
Spent fuel assemblies from French reactors are stored for three to five years in large pools at the La Hague plant until they can be reprocessed. Assemblies that are not destined for reprocessing are stored in other pools, often close to the reactors, until it is decided what to do with them. This is the case of spent fuel from American reactors, where storage pools began filling up around 2008.
|AREVA/ Taillat (Jean-Marie)|