Low- and intermediate-level short-lived waste (LILW-SL)
There was 830,000 m3 of this low to intermediate-level short-lived waste in France according to the inventory drawn up by ANDRA at the end of 2010. Most of it was already in surface disposal facilities. As its name implies, the initial level of activity is low to intermediate. Because of the rapid decay of the short-lived radioactive atoms, its radioactivity diminishes enough over a few decades for the radiological risk to be considered low.