From 17 April to 25 September 2019, a major debate is taking place in France on the National Plan for the Management of Radioactive Materials and Waste (PNGMDR) organized by the National Commission for Public Debate. This is the first time this plan has been submitted to debate, although it is in its fifth edition. In addition to public meetings organized in several cities in France, one can find information and contribute via the dedicated website: https://pngmdr.debatpublic.fr/
ACRO 23rd Sept 2019 read more »
After five months of work, the National Commission of Public Debate draws a very severe statement on nuclear waste management plans in France. These technical plans do not meet the expectations of citizens, who claim to be associated with the strategic choices of the sector, without being heard. Participation was weak and mistrust deep. This is striking, Monday, November 25, reading the report of the National Commission of Public Debate, review of five months of consultation with the French on a highly sensitive issue: the management of nuclear waste. The debate, which took place from April to September 2019, giving rise to 23 meetings, related to the next three-year plan for the management of radioactive materials and waste in the nuclear power, nuclear power, health and defense sectors: the PNGMDR. This barbaric acronym is a symbol of what the commission is saying: the profound gap between this type of plan, which is aimed at short-term technical decisions and what the citizens want.
La Croix 25th Nov 2019 read more »
Seven months after its official opening, the public debate on the fifth national plan for the management of radioactive materials and waste (PNGMDR) was concluded on Monday, November 25th. The twelfth public debate on nuclear energy, since the beginning of the 1990s, ends without any note, in the opinion of most participants. There are several reasons, no doubt, for this result. Starting with the personality of the presidents of the National Commission (CNDP) and the special commission (CPDP). The first, Chantal Jouanno, does not hesitate to upset the political and industrial establishment to create the most favorable conditions for the exchange of ideas.
Journal de l’environnement 26th Nov 2019 read more »