September 02, 2015

AREVA Inc. Facility in Richland Receives Exemplary Review from U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency

RICHLAND, Wash., September 2, 2015 – For the second year in a row, AREVA Inc.’s Fuel Fabrication Facility in Richland, Wash., received an exemplary compliance review from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The review was part of a routine check of the facility’s processes as part of Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) requirements.

The agency’s report found no security issues and concluded that the components and fuel assemblies located at the facility that are part of the FTZ were accounted for and documented. Completing this review with such high recognition allows AREVA to continue to optimize supply chain efficiencies and costs.

“We are committed to the safe and secure operation of our facility here in Richland,” said Ron Land, senior vice president of AREVA’s Fuel business line, U.S. region. “This positive review is a testament to our focus on the improved process and performance of our supply chain given the global nature of our products and our customers.”

The facility serves the United States and Pacific Rim nuclear power plant markets, and is licensed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the state of Washington.