For those waste currently without a disposal end-point, such as High-Level, or Low-Level and Long-Lived waste, Andra conducts research, development and dialogue with the interested parties to design and implement safe and accepted solutions.
The Industrial Centre for Geological Disposal, or Cigeo, is a deep geological disposal facility for radioactive waste to be built in France. It will serve for disposal of highly radioactive long-lived waste produced by France's current fleet of nuclear facilities, until they are dismantled, as well as from reprocessing of spent fuel from nuclear power plants.
Solutions for Low-Level, Long-Lived waste (LL-LLW)
Andra is developing solutions for the disposal of LL-LLW, for which there is currently no evacuation route. While not accepted in surface-based storage facilities because of its long-lived radionuclide activity, the low specific activity of LL-LLW does not justify storage at 500 m depth in Cigéo.