Centre de Stockage de la Manche (CSM) – France's first final repository
Aerial view (taken in 1997) of CSM, the predecessor to the Aube repository (CIRES). The first buildings of the reprocessing plant in La Hague can be seen on the right. The site was completely filled and closed in 1994. The disposal cells were covered with a few metres of earth. CSM is the first French repository to enter its monitoring phase.