EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Bouches-du-Rhône; Provence-Alpes-Côte d\'Azur; Méditerranée
Location of affected unit(s): Cadarache


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
24.46 - Processing of nuclear fuel
Number Employed: 306
Group: Areva

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-01-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 306
Planned Job Reductions max: 306
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy/Closure
Employment Effect Start: 01-02-2003
Foreseen End Date: 01-01-2010
Direct Dismissals: 140
Other Job Reduction Measures: 166

Additional Information

The closure of the nuclear plant of Cadarache is due to the high risk of accident in case of heartquake. The plant could not be able to resist a degree "8 " heartquake. On the 306 workers, 66 should be relocated to another plan in Marcoule (Languedoc-Roussillon) and 100 should be transfered to other units of the Group. 140 workers will still work at Cadarache untill 2006 in order to prepare the slow closure of the plan. The dismantling is planned for 2010.