At the ATMEA Company, we believe that minimizing environmental impact is of the utmost importance. To this end, the ATMEA1 reactor has been designed to minimize release of radioactive material both in normal operation and under accidental conditions. The ATMEA1 reactor is also designed to produce less chemical waste and thermal discharge than other reactors currently in operation.
Mitigating environmental impact
To minimize the release of radioactive material into the environment during normal operations, the ATMEA1 reactor relies on advanced features such as:
- High thermal efficiency (reduced thermal discharge)
- Recycling of primary water and gases
Reduced chemical waste
The ATMEA1 reactor meets the most stringent international regulations and requirements for its chemical waste facilities. Whenever possible, chemical waste is recycled, and any materials released into the environment are first cleaned to ensure no environmental harm.