U.S. Nuclear Shipment Reaches French Plant

Trucks believed to contain U.S. weapon-grade plutonium arrived today at a recycling plant in southeastern France, Reuters reported (see GSN, Oct. 7).

The heavily guarded convoy was received at the Areva recycling plant in Cadarache while about 100 people protested nearby.

The company plans to recycle the plutonium into nuclear fuel that will be sent back to a U.S. reactor to generate electricity (Jacky Naegelen, Reuters, Oct. 8).

October 8, 2004
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Trucks believed to contain U.S. weapon-grade plutonium arrived today at a recycling plant in southeastern France, Reuters reported (see GSN, Oct. 7).

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