Framatome Earns High Safety Mark from US NRC

Framatome’s fuel manufacturing facility in Richland, Washington, received a positive report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) following its recent biennial license performance review (LPR). The NRC concluded that no program areas require improvement – an accomplishment the site has achieved for seven consecutive reviews.


The NRC review takes place every two years, and examines four major categories for fuel manufacturing: Safety Operations, Radiological Controls, Facility Support and Other Areas. This latest review confirmed that the Richland facility continues to conduct activities safely and securely, while protecting public health and the environment during the 2018-19 review period.

In 2019, Framatome’s Richland facility celebrated its 50th anniversary. After receiving the industry’s first 40-year nuclear fuel fabrication license renewal from the NRC in 2009, Framatome’s Richland facility is licensed to operate to 2049.

Press Release Courtesy of Framatome.

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