For the peasants, it’s a cold shower: since the National Agency for the Management of Radioactive Waste (Andra) requested a “declaration of public utility” (DUP) for the project of burial of highly radioactive nuclear waste in Bure, the threat of expropriation is becoming clearer. Gérard Antoine does not take offense. It was in the newspaper that this 62-year-old farmer, mayor of Bure since 1995, a small village in the Meuse of 80 inhabitants, discovered Andra’s maneuver. The agency announced in September that it had filed in early August a file for its project to bury thousands of cubic meters of nuclear waste on site to be recognized as being of “public utility”.
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