All Andra’s activities have one common goal – to ensure the protection of the present and the future generations and the environment from the effects of ionizing radiation – which translates into several main missions, defined in the Law of June 28, 2006 on the sustainable management of radioactive materials and waste:
Mission no.1: Design, scientific research and technological development
To study and develop solutions for sustainable management of those types of radioactive waste that do not yet have a final disposal method: high-level waste, intermediate-level long-lived waste and low-level long-lived waste.
Mission no.2: Industrial waste management activity
- To accept the waste from the electro-nuclear sector, from industries outside the electro-nuclear sector, from the National Defense, from the research and healthcare sectors;
- To operate and monitor radioactive waste disposal facilities so as to ensure safety of the human being and protection of the environment.
Mission no.3: Public Service and Raising Awareness
- To collect radioactive objects from private and public holders;
- To cleanup and remediate polluted territories;
- Every three years – to compile and to publish the National Inventory of Radioactive Waste and Materials in France;
- Provide clear and true information on the management of radioactive waste;
- To encourage and maintain the dialogue with stakeholders.
Mission no.4: Outreach on a national scale and abroad
- To develop scientific cooperation on a national, European and international levels;
- To promote Andra’s know-how and service offers in France and abroad;
- To promote scientific and technical culture as broadly as possible.