Cigéo, the deep underground vault holding 80,000 cubic metres of waste

An anti-nuclear protester wearing a protective suit is seen behind a mock drum which is labelled as radioactive waste from Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) Fukushima nuclear power plant, before he starts marching in Tokyo March 9, 2014. Thousands of protesters marched in the Japanese capital on Sunday, ahead of the third anniversary of an earthquake and tsunami that triggered the world's worst atomic disaster in 25 years. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY DISASTER ENERGY CIVIL UNREST) - GM1EA391B1F01

Public Health England estimates that in a typical year someone in the UK might receive an average dose of 2.7 millisieverts (mSv) from natural and artificial radiation sources. Image: REUTERS/Yuya Shino

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