Above-ground disposal of low-level radioactive waste
Low-level radioactive waste is disposed of at specialised above-ground repositories. The photograph shows the disposal of metal drums containing low- and intermediate-level short-lived waste at the CSA repository in the Aube department. Metal drums are stored in a disposal cell, and the gaps between drums filled with gravel. When a cell is full, it is closed off by a concrete slab and covered with a layer of impermeable polyurethane plastic to seal it.