Two examples of outsized waste
ANDRA has opted to dispose of certain objects subject to low-level radioactive at its industrial repositories in the Aube department. It is easier and less polluting to dispose of such objects without cutting them up into pieces. The figure shows two examples of large objects that have been disposed of directly by ANDRA: Baskets used to store spent fuel at the Penly nuclear power plant; vessel heads, which are the upper section of the metal chamber that contains the core of a PWR reactor.
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