Next to Bure, the Andra plans to cut the Bois Lejuc to build the ventilation shafts of Cigéo, its project of a center for burrying radioactive waste. These past days, even though the Andra (still) hasn’t obtained the authorization to cut, trees were cut in the forest. Behind these cuts, a scheming between Andra and the town hall of Mandres-en-Barrois : parcels of the Bois Lejuc were attributed to the people of the village for their « affouages » – a right that authorizes people in villages in the south of Meuse to cut and pick up wood in the communal forests.
Saturday 21st of december 2019, the town hall seems to have given up the plan (for now) and ordered to stop the cutting. We decided to go see in the forest what had been done.