La Chapelle-Bâton, Vienne

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La Chapelle-Bâton
The church in La Chapelle-Bâton
The church in La Chapelle-Bâton
La Chapelle-Bâton is located in France
La Chapelle-Bâton
La Chapelle-Bâton
Coordinates: 46°11′11″N 0°23′42″E / 46.1864°N 0.395°E / 46.1864; 0.395Coordinates: 46°11′11″N 0°23′42″E / 46.1864°N 0.395°E / 46.1864; 0.395
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Vienne
Arrondissement Montmorillon
Canton Charroux
Intercommunality Pays Charlois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Moïse Vergeau
Area1 29.68 km2 (11.46 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 382
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 86055 /86250
Elevation 142–165 m (466–541 ft)
(avg. 149 m or 489 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

La Chapelle-Bâton is a commune in the Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France. It is 8km northeast from Civray. In the mid to late 1990s it was one of the communes in France where, with the support of the local community, test drilling was carried out with a view to creating an underground nuclear waste storage/processing facility. It was found to be geologically unsuitable and plans were subsequently abandoned.[1]

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  1. ^ (Discussions on Nuclear Waste 'A Survey on Public Participation, Decision-Making and Discussions in Eight Countries...France...Robert Jan van den Berg, Herman Damveld, January 2000)