France and Nuclear Power

Communiqué by BEYOND NUCLEAR

France and Nuclear Power: "France gets mearly 80% of its electricity from its 58 reactors. However, such a heavy reliance on nuclear power brings with it many major, unsolved poblems, most especially that of radioactive waste. In fact, the French nuclear power program has resulted in the most complex nuclear waste problem in the world and includes an accumulated 'pile of plutonium' with no safe disposal option of more than 80 metric tons sitting in tens of thousands of vulnerable containers."