Fouth quarter of 2001
European Parliament Scientific and Technological Office Assessment publishes
the WISE-Paris report on Sellafield (UK) and La Hague (F)
WISE-Paris, 25 October 2001
At the end of August 2001, WISE-Paris handed over
its report on the " Possible Toxic Effects from the Nuclear Reprocessing
Plants at Sellafield (UK) and Cap de La Hague (France) " (1)
to the Directorate-General for Research of the European Parliament.
Commissioned in November 2000 by the STOA Panel (Scientific and Technological
Office Assessment) of the European Parliament, after it was requested
by the Committee on Petitions, the study was directed by Mycle Schneider,
Director of WISE-Paris, and gathered nine French, British and American
Previous to the decision by STOA to publish the
final report, the press had largely echoed some of the information concerning
the potential impact of accidental situations at La Hague and Sellafield.
The information concerned notably the consequences of an aircraft crash,
a subject matter briefly dealt with in the report but was analyzed by
WISE-Paris following the 11 September 2001 attacks (010926BriefNRA1v4.pdf).
The 150-page report was being examined since September 2001 by three
European experts (3) named by the STOA Panel, which
gathers around thirty European Deputies.
At the end of the Tuesday 23 October 2001 meeting, held behind closed
doors, the STOA Panel decided unanimously, with one abstention, to publish
the report submitted by WISE-Paris, together with the evaluation notes
drawn up by the three experts.
The report written by WISE-Paris and the experts' evaluation notes
will be downloadable from the European Parliament's Web Site in the
coming days. A summary and the conclusions will be made available in
eight languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Greek, Italian, Dutch,
For further information, please contact:
Enrico CIOFFI, Director-General for Research and
Documentation, Tel. +352-4300 22535
STOA on the European Parliament Website : http://www.europarl.eu.int/stoa/default_en.htm
Mycle SCHNEIDER, Director of WISE-Paris, Tel. +33-1 45 65 47
93 ; Fax +33-1 45 80 48 58 ;
E-mail : email@example.com
- Possible Toxic Effects from the Nuclear Reprocessing
Plants at Sellafield (UK) and Cap de La Hague (France), WISE-Paris,
- X. Coeytaux, Y. B. Faïd, Y. Marignac, E. Rouy,
M. Schneider - WISE-Paris; G. Thompson - IRSS (Cambridge, USA); I.
Fairlie, D. Lowry (London, UK), D. Sumner - Independent consultants
- I. Croudace, Geosciences Advisory Unit, Southampton
Oceanography Centre (United-Kingdom) ; P. I. Mitchell, Department
of Experimental Physics, National University of Ireland, Dublin (Ireland)
; J. C. Zerbib, Senior Consultant, Commissariat à l'Énergie