Management of high activity nuclear wastes
This study was entrusted to the Office by the Bureau of the National Assembly and Senate, meeting a wish expressed by the Prime Minister when he announced the suspension of research into the underground storage of high activity radioactive wastes. After seven months of enquiry and many meetings with all concerned, the rapporteur presented precise proposals that were practically all embodied in law No. 91-1381 of 30 December 1991 relative to research into radioactive waste management. A mediator was in fact appointed to follow up and apply this law; the government appointed Mr Bataille for this task, and he was confirmed in the post by the new government in 1993. By enabling the public involved to express itself with great freedom, the Office’s study contributed to diffusing the arguments that were becoming bitter. The office also put forward solutions that should enable research on high activity radioactive waste management to be resumed in a tranquil spirit and with the support of all parties involved.
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Nuclear waste
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Office Parlementaire d´Evaluation des Choix Scientifiques et Technologiques of the French Parliament (OPECST)