Microbiological assistance in the execution and equipment of a -500 m borehole for ANDRA (“Agence Nationale de Gestion des Déchets Radioactifs”: the French National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management) since 2005

Microbiological assistance in the execution and equipment of a -500 m borehole for ANDRA (“Agence Nationale de Gestion des Déchets Radioactifs”: the French National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management) since 2005

Goal : In-situ analysis of the activity of micro-organisms in the Callovo-Oxfordian argillites.

  • Microbiological monitoring of the experimental boreholes located at the boundary between the Meuse and Haute Marne department – Bure underground research laboratory
  • Implementing defined microbiological precautions for carrying out experimental boreholes
  • Preventing bacterial contamination of the interstitial water in the Callovo-Oxfordian argillites
  • Monitoring experiments