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Technical Visits 2017

Atoms for the Future 2017 is glad to offer you the possibility to visit nuclear sites on October, 18th 2017 with facilitated access!

You will have the choice between:

  • ANDRA : Cigeo project, a deep geological disposal facility for radioactive wastes
  • AREVA: Tricastin site, Georges Besse and Georges Besse II, uranium enrichment plants
  • EDF : Superphénix, 1200 MW fast breeder currently being dismantled
  • ITER : Construction site at Cadarache, will be the first fusion reactor to produce net energy

Please check your Train Tickets!

See below for train information.

Important: For the technical visits, the organization team does NOT provide train tickets.

 

ANDRA: Cigeo project

About ANDRA / Meuse-Haute Marne Center

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ANDRA (French National Radioactive Waste Agency)

(deep geological disposal facility for radioactive wastes)

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Indicative program of the visit

10:15 Arrival at the Center MHM, access formalities and morning coffee
10:30 Presentation of the site / Q&A 11:30 Security training
12:00 Lunch at the canteen
13:30 Site tour: visit of the galleries, the écothèque and the hall of Saudron demonstrator
17:00 Exit formalities
17:15 End of the visit

General conditions
Deadline for registration: 29 September 2017 for the first 27 registered on a first come first served basis
Access will be denied for pregnant women, visitor under 18.

Transportation information

Take the train from Paris Gare-de-l’Est (07:44) to Meuse TGV (08:50).
A bus will be waiting for you there and will bring you back to Meuse TGV at 18:50.

Take the train from Meuse TGV (19:12) to Paris Gare-de-l’Est (21:46).

 

Areva Tricastin: Georges Besse and Georges Besse II

About AREVA / Tricastin site

 

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The only industrial site of its kind in Europe, Tricastin covers an area of 650 hectares across 3 districts, 2 departments and 2 regions. AREVA’s Tricastin facilities are part of the Front End business group. Areas of expertise include uranium conversion and enrichment and production of nuclear fuel assemblies.

The Tricastin site gathers more than 2900 employees and 2000 jobs created at other companies (full-time, over and above construction site employment). 1500 people are employed at various construction sites (Georges Besse II plant, COMURHEX II plant, etc.) over approximately 10 years.

For over 40 years, AREVA group companies and employees have been developing expertise in chemistry and uranium conversion and enrichment. To meet the growing demands of its utility customers around the world, AREVA decided to invest over 4.5 billion euros in this site.

Two industrial procedures are used throughout the world: gaseous diffusion and centrifugation. The first technique was used in the Georges Besse plant and the second technique is now used in the Georges Besse II plant. The Georges Besse II plant operated by EURODIF Production converts natural uranium into a form that can be used in nuclear power plants by separating uranium 238 from uranium 235. This gives us enriched uranium and depleted uranium.

 

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Indicative program of the visit

11:00 Arrival at the AREVA Tricastin site, access formalities
11:15 Presentation of Tricastin AREVA site activities
12:30 Lunch at the canteen
13:45 Changeover in the cloakroom
14:00 Site tour: visit of GBII and Eurodiff
16:30 Back in the cloakroom
16:45 Exit formalities
17:00 End of the visit

General conditions
Deadline for registration: 27 September 2017 for the first 27 registered on a first come first served basis
Access will be denied for pregnant women, visitor under 18.

Transportation information

Take the train from Paris Gare-de-Lyon (07:41) to Montélimar (10:35).
A bus will be waiting for you there and will bring you back to Montélimar at 18:00.

Take the train from Montélimar (18:18) to Paris Gare-de-Lyon (21:11)

 

EDF : Superphénix

About EDF / Superphénix

 

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Indicative program of the visit

09:45 Arrival at Superphénix Public Information Center, access formalities
10:00 Presentation of EDF and Superphénix
12:00 Lunch at the canteen
13:45 Site tour
16:30 Back to Public Information Center, exit formalities
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General conditions
Deadline for registration: 03 October 2017 for the first 24 registered on a first come first served basis

Transportation information
Take the train from Paris Gare-de-Lyon (06:29) to Lyon (08:26).
A bus will be waiting for you there and will bring you back to Lyon at 18:15.
Take the train from Lyon (18:34) to Paris Gare-de-Lyon (20:31).

ITER Project

About ITER

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The ITER Project is currently under construction on a 180-hectare site in southern France. Thirty-nine buildings and technical areas will house the ITER Tokamak and its plant systems. The heart of the facility – the Tokamak Building – is a seven-storey structure in reinforced concrete that will sit 13 metres below the platform level and 60 metres above. Pre-assembly of Tokamak components will take place in the adjacent Assembly Hall. Other auxiliary buildings in the vicinity of the Tokamak Building will include cooling towers, electrical installations, a control room, facilities for the management of waste, and the cryogenics plant that will provide liquid helium to cool the ITER magnets.

Europe, as part of its commitments to the project, is building nearly all of the platform buildings and site infrastructure. An estimated 2,300 workers will participate in the construction of the ITER scientific facility. Over the next years each building, as it becomes ready for occupation, will be handed over to the ITER Organization for the start of assembly works.

The successful integration and assembly of over one million components (ten million parts), built in the ITER Members’ factories around the world and delivered to the ITER site constitutes a tremendous logistics and engineering challenge. An assembly workforce of approximately 2,000 people will be needed at the height of assembly activities.

Indicative program of the visit

10:00 Arrival at ITER Visitor Centre and morning coffee
10:30 Presentation of the ITER project / Q&A
12:00 Virtual Reality Room
13:00 Lunch at the canteen
14:15 Worksite tour
16:30 Back to Entrance – End of the visit

General conditions
Deadline for registration: 3 October 2017 for the first 25 registered on a first come first served basis

Access informations : For Schegen Area Citizen, the ID Card number can replace the Passport number.

Your luggage may be stored on ITER site during the visits.

Transportation information

Take the train from Paris Gare-de-Lyon (06:07) to Aix-en-Provence TGV (09:27).
A bus will be waiting for you there and will bring you back to Aix-en-Provence TGV at 18:00.

Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV (18:15) to Paris Gare-de-l’Est (21:23).

 

 

Train information

   For Andra

Take the train from Paris Gare-de-l’Est (07:44) to Meuse TGV (08:50).
A bus will be waiting for you there and will bring you back to Meuse TGV at 18:50.

Take the train from Meuse TGV (19:12) to Paris Gare-de-l’Est (21:46).

    For Areva

Take the train from Paris Gare-de-Lyon (07:41) to Montélimar (10:35).
A bus will be waiting for you there and will bring you back to Montélimar at 18:00.

Take the train from Montélimar (18:18) to Paris Gare-de-Lyon (21:11)

   For Superphénix

Take the train from Paris Gare-de-Lyon (06:29) to Lyon (08:26).
A bus will be waiting for you there and will bring you back to Lyon at 18:15.
Take the train from Lyon (18:34) to Paris Gare-de-Lyon (20:31).

   For ITER

Take the train from Paris Gare-de-Lyon (06:07) to Aix-en-Provence TGV (09:27).
A bus will be waiting for you there and will bring you back to Aix-en-Provence TGV at 18:00.

Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV (18:15) to Paris Gare-de-l’Est (21:23).

Hurry up and take your train tickets before it gets more expensive !

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