The Vandellós I NPP is located in the municipality of Vandellós i L’Hospitalet de l’Infant (Tarragona). It began commercial operation in 1972 and was shut down in 1989. Enresa carried out the Stage 2 of dismantling, consisted of the removal of all buildings, systems and equipment outside the concrete pressure vessel, between 1998 and 2003. The concrete pressure vessel containing irradiated graphite, has been sealed and will remain so for a period of 25 years. Currently the NPP is in latency period. After this period, total dismantling will take place.
Vandellós I NPP has an Information Centre that provides information on Enresa’s dismantling activities and show to the visitors the implemented technologies on dismantling nuclear facilities as well as its management in relation to radioactive waste generated.
It is available for technical visits upon request.
For more information, please consult the official website.