Nuclear: Geneva complains to demand the closure of the Bugey plant. Geneva (Switzerland) has filed a complaint calling for the closure of the aging Bugey nuclear power station (Ain), close to the border. 90 incidents have been reported since the 2000s.
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On Wednesday, 17 April, a public debate on nuclear waste will be launched as part of the National Plan for the Management of Radioactive Materials and Waste 2019-2021. Greenpeace France considers that this debate, which will result in dozens of meetings throughout France, must be an opportunity for citizens to seize a serious subject whose ecological footprint is largely underestimated. With 58 reactors and 60 years of nuclear program, France produces mass nuclear waste, while it currently has no satisfactory solution to manage them. Today, about 1.6 million cubic meters of radioactive waste are piled up on the national territory, to which will inevitably be added the pile of waste related to the dismantling of our aging park. For Yannick Rousselet , spokesman on nuclear issues for Greenpeace France: ” By dint of flight, we are today in a crisis situation that the nuclear industry continues to deny, pretending to control the situation. Yet, when the industry claims that 96% of the materials produced are recyclable, it does not say that, in reality, less than 1% of the spent fuel is finally reused! The myth of recoverable or recyclable nuclear waste has lasted too long. The faucet needs to be shut down. We can not leave such a burden on future generations, both financially and environmentally.”
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Nuclear waste: “Cigeo is the worst solution because it is not reversible” While this Wednesday opens a debate on the future of nuclear waste, the physicist Bernard Laponche pleads not to embark on underground storage methods, as programmed in Bure. Launched on Wednesday, the public debate on the fifth National Plan for the Management of Radioactive Materials and Waste (PNGMDR) will be held until the end of September. According to the National Agency for the Management of Radioactive Waste (Andra), France had 1.62 million cubic meters of radioactive waste at the end of 2017, resulting in nearly 60% of the nuclear power industry. What to do? Interview with Bernard Laponche, nuclear physicist, formerly of the Atomic Energy Commission and co-founder of the Global Chance association.
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