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Andra's new Governing Board met for the first time on 6 November. Its members proposed Christophe Bouillon, French parliamentary member for Seine-Maritime, as Chairman of the Board.

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The reversibility of a deep geological High-Level waste disposal facility is governance as much as a technical issue. In the October issue of the Andra International Newsletter, we will explore those 2 complementary aspects.  Why and how do we plan and implement reversibility? And how do we prepare for the possible retrieval of packages already disposed of, in the prevailing underground conditions of disposal? Discover how Andra sees reversibility and how it develops the tools enabling it.
Download this pdf Download the Andra International Newsletter (PDF - 251 Ko)

Mr Yosuke Takagi, Japan's State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, whose responsibilities include supervising NUMO, the organisation in charge of high-level waste management in Japan, arrived on a visit to the Meuse/Haute-Marne Centre (CMHM) on 21 August 2015. Accompanied by a delegation from his ministry, Mr Takagi wished to assess progress in the Cigeo project through a scientific and technical visit of laboratory facilities, and discuss the French approach to socio-political aspects of the project.

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Dossier 2005


The 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.
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