Industrial storage of ILW-LL waste
Cross-sectional view of the compacted waste storage facility at La Hague: The storage area consists of four levels around 2m high, separated by concrete floors. Each of these levels has 20 cells separated by a central aisle. France's National Assessment Board (CNE) believes that these intermediate-level (ILW-LL) waste packages are ultimate waste which could be put into a geological disposal repository as soon as one is available. The storage of these packages is technically justified only by the absence of such a repository.