France Nucléaire, Matières et Sites, 1997"
by Mary Byrd Davis, Published by WISE-Paris, 256 pages (in French).
"A work of reference", Le Monde Diplomatique.
"An encyclopaedic work", Politis
"A comprehensive digest of the whole French nuclear reality", Vert-Contact.
At last a reference book to identify the location of sites and the
characteristics of hundreds of nuclear installations and to discover
the nuclear materials (plutonium, uranium...) and the industrial processes
(enrichment, MOX fuel manufacturing, reprocessing...). An indispensable
tool for journalists, scientists, activists of associations, trade-unions,
teachers, political and industrial representatives.
To be ordered from WISE-Paris: 120 FF + 25 FF for postal charges.
Impact Assessment of the Use of MOX Fuel in Light Water Reactors"
by Jinzaburo Takagi et al., CNIC, Tokyo, 335 pages.
A team of independent specialists from Japan, Germany, France, the
UK, the US and Russia have studied over a period of two years, the social
impacts of the production and use of plutonium as MOX fuel in nuclear
power plants. The results are fearful: increase of nuclear terrorism
threat, undermining of democracies, decrease in reactor operation safety
margins, serious adverse consequences for waste management, etc... This
report is the conclusion of a two year research project under the direction
of Jinzaburo Takagi and Mycle Schneider, respectively directors of the
Citizens' Nuclear Information Center (CNIC), Tokyo, and of WISE-Paris.
To be ordered from WISE-Paris.
The "Right Livelihood Foundation" in Stockholm recently made public
the names of the five recipients who will share this years's SEK 1.8
million (US$ 0.24 million) prize. The 1997 "Alternative Nobel Prize",
as it is often called, was awarded in particular to Mycle Schneider
and Jinzaburo Takagi "for the scientific rigour of their research and
the effectiveness of their dissemination of its results, which have
served to alert the world to the unparalleled dangers of plutonium to
human life". The award presentation will take place in the hall of the
Swedish Parliament on 8 December 1997.