Mar. 30th, 2009

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And here I thought everyone loved safe, clean and efficient nuclear power in France! And they'll be getting all the extra waste from reactors outside of France that AREVA and Sarko are currently pimping.

Strong Local Opposition to Storage Site in Eastern France - Guardian (UK) - 26 Mar 09

"Public opposition to storage sites for highly radioactive waste could derail France's prized nuclear energy programme, the scientific adviser at French nuclear energy group Areva told Reuters on Thursday. France, where 58 nuclear reactors produce 80 percent of the country's electricity, has not found permanent underground storage with the capacity to bury nuclear energy waste it has generated in the past three decades and the waste it will produce in future.

The highly radioactive waste generated so far is currently stored in above ground facilities at Areva's nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in La Hague on the northwestern coast of Normandy. Under French law, Areva will have to bury the waste in a permanent repository by 2025."

"'A general opposition (to underground storage) in France would eventually kill the nuclear (industry),' Bertrand Barre told Reuters in an interview at Areva's headquarters. 'But we have good reasons to think that this will not happen because little by little things are taking place (abroad).'"
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And here I thought everyone loved safe, clean and efficient nuclear power in France! And they'll be getting all the extra waste from reactors outside of France that AREVA and Sarko are currently pimping.

Strong Local Opposition to Storage Site in Eastern France - Guardian (UK) - 26 Mar 09

"Public opposition to storage sites for highly radioactive waste could derail France's prized nuclear energy programme, the scientific adviser at French nuclear energy group Areva told Reuters on Thursday. France, where 58 nuclear reactors produce 80 percent of the country's electricity, has not found permanent underground storage with the capacity to bury nuclear energy waste it has generated in the past three decades and the waste it will produce in future.

The highly radioactive waste generated so far is currently stored in above ground facilities at Areva's nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in La Hague on the northwestern coast of Normandy. Under French law, Areva will have to bury the waste in a permanent repository by 2025."

"'A general opposition (to underground storage) in France would eventually kill the nuclear (industry),' Bertrand Barre told Reuters in an interview at Areva's headquarters. 'But we have good reasons to think that this will not happen because little by little things are taking place (abroad).'"

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