“What will we bequeath to our children? ” This was the subject of reflection submitted to a” philosophy café “, Wednesday, April 24, at Caen. It was the first of twenty or so meetings held in France, as part of the public debate on the National Plan for the Management of Radioactive Materials and Waste (PNGMDR), which will end on 25 September. The question summarizes, in a pithy form, the essential stake of a multi-faceted consultation, technical, economic, political, societal, but also ethical. “The management of radioactive materials and waste concerns us all” , underlines Isabelle Harel-Dutirou, chair of the commission in charge of this debate, which hopes for a broad mobilization of the public. Difficult yet to grasp the scope and complexity. Starting with the very title of the PNGMDR: what is the term “material” and “waste” in the nuclear industry?
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