Radium-bearing waste
Radium-bearing waste is low-level long-lived waste. The production of radium-bearing waste by the company RHODIA has ceased. According to the 2012 inventory, it consists of 7326 m3 of standard radium-bearing residue (RSB), the conditioning of which is the subject of ongoing research, and radium-bearing waste (RRA), which is more radioactive and is conditioned in drums. This waste is either being stored or is in the process of being conditioned, awaiting a final management solution from Andra’s research teams. Andra has recommended disposal in a clay layer fifteen meters below ground level (subsurface disposal). No decision has been made on the siting of this facility to date