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Shipment of nuclear vitrified waste from the rail terminal of Valognes in France in the direction of the storage facility in Gorleben Germany.
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The protection of the environment is very important to AREVA La Hague. The facility has an ongoing policy for reducing the impact of its activity on health and on the natural environment. The company makes great efforts in the monitoring of the environment: over a hundred samples and analyses are carried out every day.
Like all industrial sites, AREVA La Hague discharges waste into the environment. It is committed to limiting its impact as far as possible.
AREVA La Hague continuously monitors the impact of its activities on the environment: through a constant measurement of wastes and routine sampling around the site.
A team of specialists works on the environmental monitoring program at the AREVA La Hague site. They operate under the supervision of the ASN.
AREVA La Hague reports the findings from its waste monitoring every month. Measurements from station-villages are taken every day.
Every month, the AREVA reports the findings of sample analyses conducted on samples taken various marine and land-based ecosystems.
Environmental measurements reveal the impact of AREVA La Hague's activities on the most exposed populations is almost nil.
There are three measurement units for radioactivity: the Becquerel, the Gray and the Sievert. Each enables us to quantify a separate phenomenon.