France - Plutonium Investigation n°1
 

Who's Who ?
In France

State & Industry

CEA
The Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA) is a state research and development organisation. Its budget for the year 1995 was FF 19.2 billion (US$ 3.3 billion), of which 45% was spent on defense projects. CEA operates most of the nuclear research centers in France, and sells products and services to both the civil and private sectors. The largest CEA centers are at Saclay and Fontenay near Paris, at Valduc near Dijon, and at Marcoule and Cadarache in the South of France.

CEA : 31-33, rue de la Federation 75752 Paris cedex 15 France
T el : + 33 (0)1 40 56 10 00
Fax : +33 (0)1 40 56 29 70


COGEMA
The Compagnie Générale des Matières Nucléaires (COGEMA) is a state controlled industrial group, with CEA (89.2%) and the "Total" oil company (10.8%) participation. Its budget for the year 1995 was FF 30.6 billion (US$ 5.2 billion). COGEMA operates uranium mines, uranium enrichment facilities (the largest of which is the Eurodif plant at Tricastin), reprocessing plants at La Hague and Marcoule, and other nuclear facilities for both French and foreign clients.

2, rue Paul Dautier BP4 78141 V élizy-villacoublay cedex - France
Tel : +33 (0)1 39 26 35 50
F ax : +33 (0)1 39 26 27 55


EDF
Electricité de France (EDF) is the domestic electrical generating utility. EDF operates 56 reactors on 18 sites. Its annual budget for the year 1995 was FF 191 billion (US$ 32 billion).

2, rue Louis-Murat 75384 Paris cedex 08 - france tel : +33 (0)1 40 42 46 37 fax : +33 (0)1 40 42 72 44


Melox
Melox S.A. is a company owned half by COGEMA and half by the nuclear plant builder Framatome. This company was set up to operate a plant at Marcoule also called Melox which produces MOX fuel.

BP 124 - 30 203 Bagnols-sur-Cèze Cedex - France
Tel: 33 (0)4 66 90 64 04
Fax: 33 (0)4 66 90 64 39


DSIN
DSIN The Direction de la S˛reté des Installations Nucléaires (DSIN) is the French nuclear installations safety authority. It is responsible to both the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Environment.

99, rue de Grenelle - 75 353 Paris Cedex 07 - France
Tel: 33 (0)1 43 19 39 61
Fax: 33 (0)1 43 19 47 80


IPSN
The Institut de Protection et de S˛reté nucléaire (IPSN) is a CEA based institute concerned with the safety and security of nuclear facilities. A large share of IPSN research is made for DSIN. The institute's dissociation from the CEA is actively being discussed.

BP 6 - 92 265 Fontenay-aux-Roses Cedex - France
Tel: 33 (0)1 46 54 76 76
Fax: 33 (0)1 46 54 84 51

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Opposition activities & Contact addresses

Forum Plutonium
The Forum Plutonium is a network of organisations and individuals which was created in 1994 in order to promote the dissemination of information concerning the plutonium industry, and to initiate a counter expertise on this activity, particularly in France.

Jean-Pierre Morichaud
Les Oliviers - 26 110 Venterol - France Tel: 33 (0)4 75 27 97 69
Fax: 33 (0)4 75 27 98 46
e-mail: forumpu.jpm@wanadoo.fr


ACRO
The Association pour le contr™le de la radioactivité dans l'Ouest (ACRO) is an independent sampling laboratory. Its activity is mostly concentrated on the La Hague environment.

138, rue de l'Eglise 14200 Hérouveille Saint-Clair France
Tel: +33(0)2 31 94 35 34
Fax: 33 (0)2 33 52 53 26


CRILAN
The Comité de Réflexion, d'Information et de Lutte Antinucléaire is one of the historical opponents of the La Hague reprocessing plant and the Flamanville nuclear power plant.

DIDIER ANGER 10, route d'Etang val 50340 les Pieux - France
Tel : +33 (0)2 33 52 45 59
Fax : +33 (0)2 33 52 53 26


CRII-RAD
The Commission de recherche et d'information indépendants sur la radioactivité is an independent measurement laboratory which has drafted numerous reports on radioactive contamination caused by the nuclear industry in France.

471, avenue Victor Hugo - F-26000 Valence - France
Tel +33(0)4 75 81 26 48
Fax +33(0) 75 81 26 48


Greenpeace
Greenpeace continues its campaign against plutonium production and continues to draw attention to the alarming levels of radioactive contamination measured around the La Hague site.

21, rue Godot de Mauroy 75009 Paris - France
Tel : +33 (0)1 53 43 85 85
Fax : +33 (0)1 42 66 56 04

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