As previously reported here, the CIGEO project was debated publicly for 6 months in 2013. The public meetings could not be held as initially planned due to the demonstration of a handful of opponents. Nonetheless, the debate went ahead via other means, mainly with nine online interactive and open debates on the web.
Update Andra Newsletter #9 (PDF - 480 Ko)
On Wednesday, 12 February 2014, the report and the results [fr] of the public debate on the Cigéo project were made public. It was an excellent debate, with a significant number of statements made at a national and local level. Andra now has three months to decide on its further course of action and to issue proposals to the State in order to meet the expectations that arose from the debate. These proposals will be made public by 15 May 2014.
With the new year comes a new issue of our newsletter. The national debate on the French Deep Geological Repository, Cigeo, has reached its end and the newsletter presents the different formats used for communicating with all interested stakeholders. Also in this issue, you'll read about the future Low-Level, Long-Lived Waste repository, cooperation on R&D with Puram of Hungary, and the coming World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris.
Update Andra Newsletter #8 (PDF - 529 Ko)
In the framework of the mission entrusted upon Andra by the 30 December 1991 waste act, the Agency presented in 2005 a report on the feasibility of a repository for high-level and long-lived radioactive waste in a deep geological formation.
To download the "Dossier 2005"