Skip to main content

Disposal facilities & waste management, promoting safety, dialogue and sustainability

In the news

We design, develop and operate solutions for radioactive waste

+
x

Disposal cell

In operation used for disposal of VLL waste and protected from rain by a shelter roof

+
x

Logistics building

Logistics building for unloading of VLL waste and its storage before transfer to the disposal vaults

+
x

Conditioning building

Conditioning building houses two compacting presses for low-density plastic or bulk metallic VLL waste, a solidification, stabilisation and inerting unit for hazardous waste; an additional inspection unit for the waste packages

+
x

Waste storage building

Storage building temporarily accepts the radioactive waste from activities unrelated to nuclear power and for which no disposal solutions exist as of yet

+
x

Grouping building

Grouping building and its sorting/treatment extension for grouping waste from activities unrelated to nuclear power and for sorting and treating some of these wastes

+
x

Final cap

Final cap comprising various layers of natural materials (clay, alterites, aggregates, topsoil), built on the vaults filled with VLL waste, providing long-term confinement of these wastes.

Discover
+
x

Mobile shelter

Rail-mounted mobile shelter protecting the disposal structures during operation

+
x

Vaults

Reinforced concrete structures built on the 30 hectare disposal area and in which packages of low and intermediate level, short-lived waste (LLW/ILW-SL) are disposed of.

+
x

Experimental cap

Experimental cap structure to study a cover design which, after operation of the site, will ensure the long-term sealing of the disposal area

+
x

Storm water basin

Storm water basin collecting all the rainwater from the site and also constituting a firefighting water reserve.

+
x

Transit building

Transit building regulates the waste streams passing through the installations and is used for temporary storage of the waste packages requiring additional inspections.

+
x

Conditioning unit

Waste conditioning unit comprises a compacting unit for compressing 200 litre metal drums and a grouting unit for blocking the waste in metal containers by mortar

Discover

Cigéo

A hundred years project driven by safety and dialogue to manage most dangerous waste.

Discover
+
x

Public reception building

contains the staff offices, including those of the security guards, an archive room and an exhibition and visitors reception space

+
x

Experimental cap

Experimental cap models installed in 2014 in order to study a prototype cover consisting of shale samples from the facility's present cover mixed with bentonite.

+
x

Weather station

contains equipment for monitoring the air, rain and wind

+
x

Orano- La Hague Spent Nuclear Fuel Processing Plant

Located next to the Manche disposal facility. Rain water collected from the Manche disposal facility (CSM) are channeled to the Orano water treatment plant before being discharged into the Sainte-Hélène stream or to the sea.

Discover

Cooperate and deliver.

Explore our global presence: countries with commercial Andra activities

0years

of international excellence in surface disposal facilities

0people

commited to overcome radioactive waste mangement challenge

0%

of radioactive waste with an operational disposal solution

International consultancy

With Andra’s know-how covering most domains of radioactive waste management expertise, there are a lot of ways in which a counterpart agency or an industrial enterprise of the nuclear cycle could benefit from our experience.

Andra services

With Andra’s know-how covering several domains of nuclear expertise, there are a lot of ways in which a counterpart agency or an industrial enterprise of the nuclear cycle could benefit from our experience.    

Innovation

Innovative projects for pre-disposal and disposal