Protests against nuclear dump in Champagne

Oct 19th, 2010 | By | Category: News |
Nuclear dump of Soulaines

Nuclear dump of Soulaines

The association of champagne growers CIVC has gone to court in an effort to close the nuclear dump in Soulaines, 9km away from the champagne vineyards in the Côte de Bars. The CIVC requests that the Administrative Court in Châlons-en-Champagne cancels the permission to store low-level nuclear waste in Soulaines. The French atomic agency ANDRA received the permission in 2006. The CIVC is now saying that the nuclear landfill may pollute the groundwater with radioactive waste, something that happened earlier at another landfill of ANDRA in Normandy. ANDRA claims that Soulaines poses no threat to the Champagne vineyards because the landfill is located downstream.

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