Faced with flooding, a leading uranium facility had to urgently treat its water to protect the natural environment
In 2006, the uranium conversion plant Areva Malvési near Narbonne, France was forced to shut down – due to heavy rainfall, water with a high concentration of nitrates had to be treated urgently in order to protect the lagoon, a nature conservation area. To tackle the extreme situation, SUEZ designed an innovative effluent treatment solution. On the back of this partnership, Areva asked SUEZ to modernise its facilities in order to improve on its performance goals and sustainable development policy.
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Responding to the emergency and implementing sustainable solutions
SUEZ immediately opened a crisis centre to mobilise the necessary teams and technology to ensure Areva Malvési’s nitrate-laden water was treated as quickly as possible.nable solutions