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Nuclear Waste: A Comprehensive Approach

The French think tank FONDAPOL has just published a comprehensive studies on nuclear waste, in 4 volumes, freely available on the FONDAPOL website., authored by Jean-paul Bouttes, Engineer and economist., and a former Senior Executive Vice President of Strategy and Prospective and Chief Economist at EDF.

The studies offers a vast panorama of the nuclear waste issues, from its dangers and solutions to limit effective risks for present and future generations, to the ethical issues which must be considered, and the role of the State and democracy in the management of nuclear waste.

Nuclear waste: a comprehensive approach


The studies are available here



The “Fondation pour l’innovation politique” (Fondapol) is a French think tank that has been contributing to pluralist thought and a renewal of public debate since its founding in 2004. We believe our democracy must increasingly rely on individual responsibility rather than government control. We are therefore determined to promote freedom in every area of public life.

As a platform for expertise deliberation and debate, the Fondation strives to describe, anticipate and understand the constant evolution of French and European societies. The ageing population and increasing weight given to environmental issues and globalization are but a few of the phenomena at work, hastening the emergence of a new world. The study of such transformations and their impact on our political lives is the core focus of the Fondation’s endeavors.

Our work would miss its purpose if it were limited to observation. In order to play an active role in the intellectual debate, the Fondation—unlike a university research centre — strives to formulate innovative proposals and bring them to the attention of French and European leaders, from both the economic and political world.

FONDAPOL Contributing to pluralism of thought and to the renewal of public debate.