1 - Bessines-sur-Gartempe, a reference in mining innovationConverted between 1993 and 2000, the former mining site in Bessines-sur-Gartempe is today a reference industrial platform combining activities in research, innovation, energy, knowledge,
health and the environment. The Bessines industrial site houses the Mining Innovation Centre (CIM), a world-renowned research and development centre that elaborates ore treatment and recovery processes. The industrial platform is also home to Oranon Med's
Maurice Tubiana laboratory, which produces medical-grade lead 212, needed in the development of innovative cancer treatments.
2 - Malvési et Tricastin: transforming and enriching oreIt is in the southern half of the country that uranium concentrates from mining sites around the world are transformed. The first stage takes place at the site in Malvési,
near Narbonne, after which the conversion and enrichment process is completed in Tricastin, in the Rhone Valley.