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Raise a toast to the French nuclear industry, whose low-level
radioactive waste is leaking into groundwater less than 10 kilometres
(6 miles) from the famous Champagne vineyards.
The waste dump, Centre Stockage l’Aube (CSA) in Soulaine, contains nuclear
waste both from France and abroad. More waste is trucked into the site every
week. Once full, the dumpsite will be one of the world’s largest with over 1 million
cubic meters of waste, including plutonium.
Greenpeace research released last week showed levels of radioactivity leaking
from another dumpsite run by ANDRA in Normandy -- at up to 90 times above
European safety limits. That waste has seeped into underground water used by
farmers, with contamination spreading into the countryside and threatening dairy
The Champagne site will receive a total of 4 thousand terabequerels of tritium --
more than three times the amount of tritium waste as the dumpsite in Normandy
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