by Lisa Peterson
Who are we?
A few weeks ago, I introduced AREVA Federal Services as an AREVA subsidiary that works to support the Department of Energy’s projects throughout the United States. In my last blog entry, I talked about our work in nuclear waste cleanup and how we contribute to nuclear nonproliferation. In this blog entry, I will discuss AREVA Federal Services’ role and experience in nuclear energy and sciences and radioactive waste services.
AREVA Federal Services supports these projects because they promote the use of nuclear power as an energy source.
Nuclear Energy and Sciences
AREVA Federal Services actively supports projects that advance nuclear energy to develop new nuclear energy generation technologies, such as the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP). The NGNP project that we support is a research and development project which consists of the research and development of the design, construction and operation of a prototype nuclear power plant. The type of nuclear power plant that this project is research is one that will be used in the near future, in the next 30 years or so.
Radioactive Waste Services
AREVA Federal Services is a leader in developing and licensing packages and handling equipment for the nuclear industry, and is instrumental in the design and licensing of many of the modern packages in daily use throughout the U.S. and around the world. The division deploys solutions to meet licensing, engineering, and maintenance challenges that packages, such as the Hanford Unirradiated Fuel Package shown below, face for permanent disposal of used fuel and high level waste.
This is just an example of some of the things we support and participate in. We do so much more! Thanks and come again!