Interim storage of vitrified waste
Vitrified waste from reprocessing activities is stored in ventilated shafts located below the floor of this large hall at the plant in the Hague. The shafts are located below the "manhole covers" visible in the photograph. Despite the very high radioactivity stored, the radioactivity emerging from the floor is low enough to enable technicians to access the hall floor, as demonstrated in the photo.
PHILIPPE LESAGE /AREVA