|Evaluation of the National Plan for radioactive materials and waste management|
Published every three years, the National Management Plan for Radioactive Materials and Waste (PNGMDR) was instituted by the law of 28 June 2006, which provides for its transmission to Parliament for review by the Parliamentary Office for Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Options. In accordance with these provisions, Christian Bataille, MP, and Christian Namy, Senator, were responsible for assessing the PNGMDR for 2013-2015. In a study that led them to meet over sixty actors directly involved in the management of radioactive waste in France and abroad, the rapporteurs focused primarily on the plan itself, as well as on the functioning of the cross-party working group in charge of its development. But they also discussed two major issues for the future management of radioactive waste in France: research on partition-transmutation and the proposed deep geological repository, Cigéo. They further sought to draw lessons from the public debate on the latter, which took place in 2013.