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[en] In a first of this set of two articles which addresses the issue of the management of radioactive bodies, the author first addresses this issue after an individual medical action, as many therapies are nowadays based on nuclear medicine. She notices the existence of a legislative vacuum regarding this specific issue. She discusses present practices and evokes actions initiated by the ASN. Then, she addresses the case of radioactive dead bodies resulting from a collective catastrophe. The problem is then the possibility of contamination by these bodies, and the legislative framework is as poor as in the first case. She discusses the presently recommended practices (decontamination before forensics), and finally notices that radioactive dead bodies trend to be considered as an average radioactive waste. The second article proposes a more philosophical approach through a discussion of postures in front of death and of representations of death, of the perspective of very severe accidents and catastrophes with a necessity of information and training of populations. The article also question the value of a dead body from different points of view.