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CoRWM visit to the French Underground Rock Laboratory

CoRWM visited the French Underground Rock Laboratory (URL) in Bure, northern France.

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CoRWM underground in the URL

Some CoRWM members travelled to Bure, France to visit the Centre Industriel de Stockage Géologique (CIEGO) Underground Rock Laboratory (URL) built by ANDRA who is the national radioactive waste management agency in France. This was a follow up visit to that in April 2012 (CoRWM doc. 3050). The laboratory, situated in a clay geological environment, was constructed to conduct experiments and gather information about the local geological environment, in order to assess the feasibility of long term geological disposal of radioactive waste in this environment.