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Melox

An environmentally exemplary site

Inspections run round-the-clock for a process fully under control

Monitoring the impact of its activities on the environment is a priority for Orano Melox, which monitors the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems round the clock. This regular monitoring is carried out through measurements of radioactivity in the river and terrestrial environment. Atmospheric analysis is performed at regulatory stations. The Marcoule groundwater table is regularly tapped through specific boreholes.

Our commitments

20,000
analyses
11,000
samples
200
sampling points

Monitoring liquid and gaseous releases

Measurements of both radioactive and conventional effluents are doubled and carried out continuously by the general monitoring station in Melox and the Radiological and Environmental Protection Department in Marcoule.

Measured Melox activity data are 100,000 times lower than the public exposure limits of 1mSv.

Transparency as a rule

Transparency is one of Orano Group's strong commitments. Beyond the legal information provisions, Orano Melox participates in a programme of multiple actions integrating meetings with elected representatives, the press, socio-economic actors, as well as regular interaction with the the Local Information Commission (CLI). In addition to its presence on social media, the site also organises visits to its facilities, particularly for the media.
The Melox site's annual information report is furthermore published each year, in compliance with the law on transparency and nuclear safety.

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