Cigeo is above all an extraordinary project, the largest Useless and Imposed Project in Europe. Exceptional in size, since to store 99.9% of the total radioactivity of nuclear waste produced by French power plants, the network of galleries would be 270 km long: this is more than the Paris metro which extends over 219 , 9 km. Exceptional also by its duration, some waste will remain dangerous for 100,000 years! 100,000 years ago, humans began to move beyond Africa. Where will we be in 100,000 years? Or even less: archaeologists recently discovered a city dating back less than 5,000 years on the site of Cigéo … which had been totally forgotten. Who says extraordinary project, says extraordinary precautions. And yet. While the project has been under study for more than 15 years, many doubts remain, particularly on the geology of the chosen site.
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