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Very-low-level waste repository

The CSTFA very-low-level waste repository (located at Morvilliers in the Aube district) has been commissioned in August 2003. Its overall capacity is 650,000 m3.

 

At the end of 2012, the volume of waste disposed of was about 227,400 m3. Waste is disposed of in special vaults excavated in a clay formation and protected by a synthetic membrane and, in the future, by a clay cover.

 

This disposal facility is operated by Andra.

 

A few figures:

  • Siting & construction cost: 40M Euros
  • Operational mean cost: 500 Euros/m3

 

 

Schematic diagram of a disposal cell

Schematic diagram of a disposal cell
Schematic diagram of a disposal cell

 

  
  
  

Disposal cell at the CSTFA
Disposal cell at the CSTFA

 

aerial view of the CSTFA
Aerial view of the CSTFA

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