A court in Cherbourg has ruled that the temporary storage at Cogema’s La Hague reprocessing facility of treated spent fuel awaiting shipment back to its country of origin does not contravene French law.

The ruling followed a case brought by a regional green politician, who claimed that the operation risked “endangering others”. However, the judge ruled that the storage of residue resulting from the treatment of spent fuel while awaiting return to foreign clients did not contravene laws concerning the storage of waste in France.