Reduction in waste volumes
Reprocessing at La Hague has divided waste volumes by six in 20 years. Waste now takes up four times less space than fuel left as it is, without reprocessing. While little change has been seen in the volume of the most radioactive fuel (HLW glass packages), that of technological waste from reprocessing operations and ILW-LL structural waste (hulls and end caps) has decreased considerably. Note that bitumen is no longer used.
AREVA (Source CNE - National Evaluation Commission)