Spread out over the towns of Soulaines-Dhuys, Epothémont and Ville-aux-Bois, the CSA waste disposal facility has been running since January 1992. It stores all solid low- and intermediate-level short-lived radioactive waste produced in France, mainly from the operation of nuclear facilities.
Guided tour of the CSA (by appointment): after an introductory talk, you will be take to the site in operation and see the storage facilities. You may be able to see the unloading of a radioactive waste delivery live and visit the underground surveillance tunnels.
This tour can be combined with a tour of the CIRES industrial centre for the disposal of very-low-level radioactive waste and the information space for the Centres, over a full day for example, giving comprehensive information of how radioactive waste is managed in France.The information space located at the entrance to the CSA is open from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 12 pm and from 1.30 pm to 5 pm. The permanent exhibition is open to everyone. A discovery booklet is offered to children.
IndividualsIndividual visit: Oui
Guided tour: Oui
Times of guided tours:
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays): 8.30 am to 12 pm and 1.30 pm to 5 pm
Guided tour booking info:
Guided tour comments:
Allow at least two weeks between making an appointment and the date of the visit.
Minimum age for the tour is 12 years old.
Photos prohibited, valid means of identification required.
Kid rates: Free of charge
Adult rates: Free of charge
GroupsRestrictions for group visits: Visite sur rendez-vous
Group visits booking info:
Please contact us to book your visit on +33 (0) 800 31 41 51 or by e-mail using the booking form at least two weeks before.
The tour can be combined with the CIRES (industrial centre for the disposal of very-low-level radioactive waste)
Minimum number of people: 5
Maximum number of people: 45
Group rate: Free of charge
School rate: Free of charge
General informationLength of the visit: 2 hours 30 minutes
Languages spoken: English
Age limit: 12
Cash payment: No
Payment by cheque: No
Bank card payment: No
AMEX payment: No
Disabled access: No
Car parks: Yes
Coach parks: Yes