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Radioactive waste, the nuclear nightmare

Saturday 10th October 2009 from 10h00 to 12h00
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Directed by
Eric Guéret
Written by
Laure Noualhat, Eric Guéret
Produced by
Bonne Pioche, ARTE France

Documentary, France, 2009, 98 min

Waste is the nuclear industry's Achilles heel – and its worst nightmare. Populations are afraid of it and scientists still have not found a satisfactory way of dealing with it. Meanwhile, the heads of the industry try to reassure us and politicians avoid the issue. What exactly do we know about nuclear waste? How can citizens get a clear picture of a subject which has always been shrouded in secrecy?

Our aim is to provide a worldwide overview of the subject of nuclear waste. Filming takes place in France, Germany, Russia and the USA. The investigation is conducted with the help of independent scientists who travel with us to visit a number of nuclear facilities in different parts of the world. In our quest for the truth about nuclear waste, we shine a searchlight into the darkest corner of the taboo subject of nuclear power, endeavouring to provide everyone with the keys they need to understand the choices involved and their grave implications for the future of mankind.


Debate with :

  • Laure Noualhat, author of the film
  • Renaud Abord de Chatillon, engineer
  • Roland Desbordes, president of the CRIIRAD (Commission of Independent Research and Information about Radioactivity)
  • ANDRA, a scientific representative of the National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management

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Film information (french): Radioactive waste, the nuclear nightmare