Wastes

Radioactive waste – Robin des Bois (Robin Hood) is calling for an intervention by the Australian and French governments

10 Oct 2015

Robin des Bois confirms the information from Greenpeace about the condition of the ship BBC Shanghai. Areva made a very bad choice in selecting her to ship back the Australian nuclear waste. These waste were produced at the La Hague plant near Cherbourg through the reprocessing of spent fuel from the Australian atomic research reactor HIFAR (High Flux Australian Reactor). The first shipment to France dates back to January 2000. At the time, COGEMA, Compagnie Générale des Matières nucléaires, which became Areva in 2006, put forward the French flag of the chartered ship, the Bouguenais, as well as the French nationality of 5 crewmembers and the presence of an officer in charge of the radioprotection on board. In spite of these positive elements, the choice of the Bouguenais was nevertheless already questionable (1).

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(Français) Le calvaire de La Hague

18 May 2015

(Français) Le calvaire de La Hague

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(Français) Déchets nucléaires et risques maritimes

9 Oct 2014

(Français) Déchets nucléaires et risques maritimes

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(Français) Le nucléaire s’éclaire à la bougie

7 Oct 2014

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Stocamine* and Cigéo** in the Same Boat

11 Mar 2014

*Stocamine at Wittelsheim near Mulhouse was a center for deep Storage- 550 meters- for non-recyclable and non-radioactive toxic waste in a salt bed. Between February 1999 and September 2002, 44,000 tons of waste has been stored there.

** Cigéo is at the borders of the Meuse and Haute-Marne is an in depth storage project – 500 meters – for non-recyclable radioactive waste in a layer of clay.

In 1997, the prefectural authorization for Stocamine included a 30-year operation and demanded removal of the after that term except in case of an authorization renewal. Reversibility was accompanied by technical and financial provisions ensuring, at any time, the withdrawal of all or some of the waste.

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(Français) Lettre ouverte à l’ambassadeur de Turquie

4 Oct 2013

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In Tomsk, the Forbidden City

26 Jun 2012

In Tomsk, the Forbidden City

In April 2012, a delegation from the High Commission for Transparency and Information on Nuclear Security accepted the Russian authorities invitation to the forbidden city of Seversk. In fact, Seversk (the northern city) has only had this name for a few years. Its real name is Tomsk-7, the city and atomic complex of architects, scientists, and Stalin’s military. In this high place of the Cold War, the French delegation received a warm and scrutinizing welcome.

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(Français) Une sortie pour les déchets nucléaires allemands

28 Nov 2011

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Nuclear waste

23 Nov 2011

The return of nuclear waste in Germany is legitimate. This waste is an inevitable byproduct of reprocessing spent fuel from German nuclear reactors. The return of waste conforms to contracts signed by the German and French nuclear industries as well as their respective governments.

Each country that took the decision to invest in the nuclear industry and prefers reprocessing is responsible for the waste. European countries use the reprocessing plant in La Hague Peninsula as a means to differ national management of nuclear waste. Until further notice, Germany decided to abandon nuclear power. This does not lessen the country’s responsibility of all nuclear waste that was produced in Germany by itself or its foreign subcontractors. Leaving nuclear power imposes both reflection and a call to action on waste management of production and dismantling materials.

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(Français) Centraco. Mise au point de Robin des Bois

13 Sep 2011

(Français) Centraco. Mise au point de Robin des Bois

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