Ukraine to explore reprocessing its spent fuel in France

Ukraine's generating company Energoatom signed a contract with France's Orano (formerly Areva) "for assessing the feasibility of reprocessing services of spent fuel assemblies of Ukrainian VVER-1000 nuclear reactors in La Hague facility."

The contract is part of Ukraine's effort to diversify its nuclear fuel cycle. Ukraine is constructing a spent fuel storage facility and is working with Westinghouse to use its fresh fuel.