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The geographic location of waste

At the end of 2007, there were 1,121 registered sites on which radioactive waste was located. More than 90% of the radioactivity from this waste is concentrated on the sites of La Hague in the Manche district and of Marcoule in the Gard district.

  

Main electronuclear sites

Main electronuclear sites

Main research sites

Main research sites

  

Main defence and nuclear deterrent forces sites

Main defence and nuclear deterrent forces sites

  

Main storage and disposal sites

Main storage and disposal sites

 

  
  
  

Number of sites identified by activity sector:

- Front-end of the fuel cycle: 31
- Nuclear power plants: 26
- Back-end of the fuel cycle: 4
- Waste treatment or maintenance centres: 8
- Civil R&D centres of the CEA: 13
- Research centres (excluding the CEA): 569
- Medical activities: 264
- Miscellaneous industrial activities: 42
- Non-nuclear industries using naturally-occurring radioactive material:14
- Research, production or experimentation centres of the nuclear deterrent forces: 11
- Defence sites: 106
- Storage and disposal facilities: 33

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