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Stepwise development, pilot phase and retrievability

The development and construction of Cigéo will be progressive and flexible, with opportunities to re-appraise and re-direct the project, if necessary, in light of the data and experience feedback acquired during the initial pilot phase, and later during operations of the repository. In particular, waste packages could be retrieved from the disposal facility throughout its entire service life, lasting hundreds of years.

Three new articles on the Andra International website give all the details

Follow the links below to the articles

Stepwise development of Cigéo and timeline of the associated decisions




Cigéo’s pilot industrial phase




Retrievability of the waste package disposed of in Cigéo


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