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What is radioactive waste?

Radioactive waste is any substance for which no use is intended, and for which the level of radioactivity does not permit uncontrolled discharge into the environment

The Environmental Code states " waste … is any residue of a process of production, processing or of use, any substance, material, product or, more generally, any movable asset abandoned or its holder destined for abandonment. ". It also defines ultimate waste as “no longer likely to be treated under the technical and economic conditions of the moment, in particular by extracting the valuable part or by reducing its polluting or dangerous nature ".