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STAKEHOLDER CONFIDENCE AND RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL Inauguration, First Workshop and Meeting of the NEA Forum on Stakeholder Confidence in the Area of Radioactive Waste Management

The aim of the Forum’s first workshop was to establish contacts amongst Forum participants and
to lay the basis of its future programme and methods of work. In order to give guidance to the FSC
and, at the same time, to give this initiative high-level input and visibility, the workshop was preceded
by a half-day inaugural event. Members of the NEA Radioactive Waste Management Committee and
invited speakers provided their perspectives in the area of stakeholder confidence. Over the following

Radioactive Waste Repositories and Host Regions: Envisaging the Future Together Synthesis of the FSC National Workshop and Community Visit Bar-le-Duc, France

The 7th Forum on Stakeholder Confidence (FSC) National Workshop and Community Visit was held on 7-9 April 2009 in Bar-le-Duc, France. It was organized with teh assistance of the CLIS (the Local Information and Oversight Committee) and the financial and logistical support of Andra, France's National Agency for the Management of Radioactive Waste.

Identifying remaining socio-technical challenges at the national level: France

France isn’t only a country known for its cheese… it’s also a country of nuclear power. With its 58 nuclear reactors (63,000 megawatts), producing 79% of the country’s electricity, France is arguably the world’s leader in the production of nuclear energy. It is estimated that the relative contribution of nuclear energy to power production in France will decline to 70% in 2020 - the main reason for this being governmental investments into renewable energies.

France - Fourth National Report on Compliance with the Joint Convention Obligations, Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management

This report is established by France in accordance with Article 32 of the Joint Convention on the implementation of<br/>the obligations of the Joint Convention. It presents more<br/>particularly the latest developments in the management of<br/>spent fuel and radioactive waste in France in the<br/>framework of the fourth review meeting of the Joint<br/>Convention.

Making Nuclear Waste Governable: Deep Underground Disposal and the Challenge of Reversibility

This book is the result of a collaboration that began over two years ago between researchers from the social sciences and Andra engineers and natural scientists. Contributions to the various chapters have been discussed and enhanced, especially during the workshop and the interdisciplinary conference both held by Andra in 2008 and 2009<br>respectively.

ANDRA The french national radioactive waste management agency

Waste management operation began in France in 1969. Created in 1979 as an agency within the CEA, ANDRA was established by the December 1991 Waste Act as an independent public body in charge of the long-term management of all radioactive waste, under the supervision of the Ministries in charge of Energy, Ecology, and Research. Its 3 basic missions were extended and their funding secured through the 2006 Planning Act (