Case Studies

Performing all operations related to the ANDRA very low-level radioactive waste terminal storage facility

Veolia performs the operations of the Industrial grouping and storage center (CIRES) for very low-level radioactive waste belonging to the French national radioactive waste management agency (ANDRA).
The ANDRA CIRES site, in Morvilliers (Aube, France), receives nearly 30,000 m³ of waste each year.
In 2008, ANDRA entrusted Veolia Nuclear Solutions with the following services:
  • facility maintenance;
  • radiological and environmental monitoring;
  • effluent management;
  • logistic and assistance tasks for ANDRA;
  • general site management.
In 2011, the services entrusted to Veolia were extended to operating control cell C016, consisting of opening, checking and inspecting parcel quality, in terms both of physicochemical and activity characteristics.
Following a tendering procedure launched by ANDRA for the renewal of the CIRES operation contract, a new 7-year contract as the facility operator was awarded to Veolia Nuclear Solutions. 

According to the terms of this new contract, starting at the end of 2015, Veolia Nuclear Solutions operates and maintains all CIRES facilities (logistics building, treatment building, VLA waste storage compartments, active waste grouping building, active waste storage building, maintenance and parcel inspection).