Three research areas
The three research areas defined by the 1991 Bataille Act aim to solve the radioactive waste issues for which solutions have still not been found and to offer an array of management methods. The three areas are complementary. The first is engaged in exploring the potential for separating and destroying certain radioactive atoms, and the second is looking at the deep geological disposal of high-level waste, which will be inevitable. The third is aiming to improve the conditioning of waste and to enable it to be stored for long periods of time.