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French Nuke Waste Plagues Siberia

Posted by feww on October 12, 2009

EDF nuclear waste dumped in open air in Siberia, Russia

Why i s it that everything that comes out of France lately turns out to be toxic?

Radioactive waste from France’s power group EDF are being dumped in the open air in Russia, French newspaper Liberation reported.

Some 13 percent of radioactive waste produced by France’s power giant is dumped in a town in Siberia, Liberation said, adding that its information was based on an investigative report, which would be broadcast on French TV channel ARTE  on Tuesday night local time.

“An EDF spokeswoman declined to confirm the 13 percent figure, or that waste was stored in the open air, but confirmed EDF sends nuclear waste to Russia.” Reuters reported.

“We send waste to Russia for treatment, and they send 10 to 20 percent of it back to us to be used in French power plants,” she was reported as saying.

The world’s largest nuclear power producer, EDF is about 85 percent state-owned, operating 58 reactors in 19 nuclear plants in France.

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