Operated by AREVA, the la Hague site is a nuclear fuel reprocessing facility in northern France. It extracts uranium on one side and plutonium on the other side. Plutonium is recycled in MOX fuel in AREVA MELOX plant. Thanks to its vitrification process, AREVA la Hague enables a safe and long term management for fission products.
The la Hague plant authorized annual capacity is 1.700 tons coming from France and abroad.
There are on site about 5.000 employees. In light of its sphere of activity, nuclear safety, occupational safety and transparency have absolute priority for AREVA la Hague. How well the site perform economically is conditioned on protecting the health and safety of the group’s employees, subcontractors and nearby communities. The monitoring systems used on site are controlled by the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN).