Framatome (formerly AREVA NP Inc.) is a French-owned company that operates a plant in Richland. The company makes nuclear fuel assemblies for commercial nuclear reactors located all over the world. The plant, in operation since 1972, employs about 600 people and is operated under a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
We regulate the plant's temporary storage of mixed waste that results from its operations until they are shipped offsite to an approved disposal facility. The current permit was issued in February 2010 and will remain in effect until February 2020.