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REPORT of the Advisory Committee to the Euratom Supply Agency on Securing the European Supply of 19.75% enriched Uranium Fuel

AuteurESA Euratom Supply Agency, Euratom
6-01-2-25-14.pdf
Datumjuli 2016
Classificatie 6.01.2.25/14 (URANIUM - VERRIJKING)
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REPORT 
of the Advisory Committee to the Euratom Supply Agency on Securing 
the European Supply of 19.75% enriched Uranium Fuel
July 2016

FOREWORD
The present Report was drafted by a dedicated Working Group which was set 
up by decision of the Advisory Committee1 of the Euratom Supply Agency (ESA), 
in its May 2012 session, in order to evaluate the feasibility and opportunity 
to build a European capacity for the production of metallic low-enriched uranium
 (LEU), at 19.75%, to cover the needs of European research reactors after their 
conversion. The Working Group, which convened three times, conducted a strategic, 
technical and economic study on the establishment of a European LEU facility. The 
Group’s Report was endorsed and approved by the Agency’s Advisory Committee, at 
its session of 14 November 2013.

Following the adoption and publication, in May 2014, of the European Commission 
Communication on the European Energy Security Strategy2 (endorsed further by the 
European Council Conclusions of June and October 2014), the Agency’s mission in 
support of security of supply received new impetus.

t is worth noting that the worldwide supply of LEU, at 19.75 %, destined for 
research reactors and the production of irradiation targets is hardly secured in 
the long term. For this reason, the study carried out by the Working Group of ESA’s 
Advisory Committee remains relevant to the international discussion on metallic 
LEU supply and can bring a useful input to any cooperative initiative in this area, 
including further interested States.

In the light of the above, ESA decided to publish the Report. Two of its major 
contributors, URENCO and AREVA, working separately, were requested, at the beginning 
of 2016, to review the information each of them had provided. They both confirmed 
that the statements and figures, as they stood in the Report in 2013, are still valid.

Euratom Supply Agency