Volume of radioactive Waste
Radioactive waste represents a small volume compared to that of industrial waste. A 43 meters cube would contain all radioactive waste against a 1 km cube necessary for the industrial waste produced each year in France. For disposal of high activity waste, a 5.3 meters cube would suffice, or 1.5 ten millionth volume of industrial waste. Occupying little space, radioactive waste have no impact on the environment as long as a good conditioning, provided by the reprocessing of nuclear fuel, prevents their dispersal.
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