[Machine Translation] Bure landfill: the impossible scientific proof of safety. “The World” had access to the thesis of a researcher who studied the management of uncertainties surrounding the storage of nuclear waste in the Meuse. It is an embarrassing document for the promoters of the Industrial Center of geological storage (Cigeo) aiming to bury, in the clay subsoil of the village of Bure, in the Meuse, the most dangerous French nuclear waste. It describes how the National Agency for the Management of Radioactive Waste (Andra), unable to formally demonstrate the safety of this facility for hundreds of thousands of years, dedicates its efforts to convince the nuclear control authorities of the feasibility of such storage. At a loss to present some of his results in a biased or incomplete way. Beyond this public institution, under the tutelage of the ministries in charge of energy, research and the environment, it is also the chain of evaluation of nuclear safety in France that is questioned.
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