Andra (ANDRA)

The French national radioactive waste management agency (Andra) is responsible of the long-term management of radioactive waste produced in France. As part of this mission, Andra puts its expertise and know-how at the service of the State to: find, implement and guarantee safe management solutions for all French radioactive waste in order to protect present and future generations of the risk of this waste. Created in 1979, Andra became a public industrial and commercial establishment by the law of December 30, 1991 whose missions were supplemented by the law of June 28, 2006 relating to the sustainable management of radioactive materials and waste. It is placed under the supervision of the ministers in charge of energy, research and the environment respectively.