‘Underground Chernobyl’: French parliament OKs nuclear waste facility despite protests (July 2016)

A controversial project of an underground facility storing the most hazardous nuclear waste in France has been recently approved by the parliament. Opponents of the law have already called the project an “underground Chernobyl.”

On Monday, the National Assembly adopted the project of a nuclear waste landfill site, named Cigeo (Industrial Centre for Geological Disposal) in the town of Bure, eastern France.

The site will be a part of Meuse/Haute Marne Underground Research Laboratory run by the National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management (Andra). The laboratory conducts studies of the geological formation in order to evaluate its capacity for deep geological repository of radioactive waste.

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Published time: 13 Jul, 2016 10:18, As posted at https://www.rt.com/news/350881-nuclear-waste-hazardous-france/

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