Poor preparation of the intervention, risks and working conditions poorly assessed, all coupled with a lack of supervision of the subcontractors responsible for the operation, the recovery of radioactive sludge locked in a silo on an old effluent treatment station and solid waste from the La Hague plant (Normandy) went wrong. The openings have been closed, the site is suspended. We do not know much because the operator’s press release does not stand out for its clarity. But ” in February ” 2020 an incident occurred at the Orano plant in La Hague, in a former installation for the collection and treatment of radioactive effluents called STE2. Old radioactive waste is stored there in a silo, also old . And covered with concrete. The recovery of this waste which has become muddy following a fire has been a problem for a long time.
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