The trial of seven opponents of the long-lived nuclear waste landfill project located in the town of Bure, in the Meuse (the Cigéo project), is a new episode in a story that seems endless. It will be difficult, if not impossible, to find a reasonable solution to this conflict if the discussions on the management of these hazardous wastes that we do not know how to eliminate do not address the substantive issues. In particular, should we continue to produce them or not? The new national radioactive materials and waste management plan (PNGMDR), under development, has innovated in consultation procedures, as explained to us by Michel Badré, who participates in the animation of the discussion and in the facilitation of exchanges between stakeholders, “pro” and “anti “. But these real advances, he says, are not enough. We must collectively face the central subject and the angry questions. A public debate on the future of nuclear energy must be organized in France. Public and democratic.
Alternatives Economiques 12th June 2021 read more »