Future large waste objects
Steam generators are one of the main components of pressurized water reactors. EDF has replaced 33 of these units – 15 between 2003 and 2010 – and plans to remove a further 15 between 2011 and 2020. Because they are only mildly contaminated from contact with the slightly radioactive water in the reactor coolant system, these steam generators are classed as very low-level waste.
ANDRA (Source: Andra Sheet F3-2-08)