On the night of… direct action against CIGEO [The Industrial Centre for Geological Disposal, is a deep geological disposal facility for radioactive waste to be built in France.]
At the beginning of June, the trial for criminal association against 7 persons took place in Bar-le-Duc. A trial against the opponents of the nuclear waste burial project in Bure, in the Meuse department. For the State, the stakes are clear: to try to crush, at any price, any resistance to the Bure nuclear waste dump project, one of the missing links in the French and European nuclear chain.
Sold as clean energy, nuclear energy is the opposite. From the extraction of uranium to the burial of waste, everything is a social and ecological disaster. Like what the “digital everything” society promises us. It will force us to an ever-increasing production of electrical energy, a demand that will increase in the future and that will have to go through nuclear power. The geopolitical bet of the digital reminds us of the one that was waged for the nuclear: no matter the massive rejection that lies ahead, the damages or the risks, the State has launched itself in its absurd race.
So, when Andra [the national entity for radioactive waste management; Ndtr.] wants to impose itself on a territory, all public officials are involved, to silence opposition to its productivist race: land exchanges, sale of forests, subsidies of thousands of euros to the departments of Meuse and Haute-Marne. Continue reading “France: Claim of vandalism against nuclear-related infrastructures”