USA - Plutonium Investigation n°17-18
 

Who's Who ?
In USA

 

State & Industry

Opposition activities & Contact addresses


US Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE's Office of Fissile Materials Disposition (MD)
DOE's Office of Nonproliferation and National Security (NN)
DOE's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (RW)
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
American Nuclear Society (ANS)
National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL)
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Sandia National Laboratory (SNL)
Duke Energy
Savannah River Site (SRS)
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)
Yucca Mountain
Rocky Flats


Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA)
Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

Nuclear Control Institute (NCI)
Union of Concerned Scientists (USC)
Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER)

Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS)

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Serious Texans Against Nuclear Dumping (STAND)
Snake River Alliance
Hanford Watch
Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA)
Los Alamos Study Group
Western States Legal Foundation (WSLF)
Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment (CARE)
South West Research Information Center (SRIC)
Shundahai Network
Safe Energy Communication Council (SECC)
Nuclear Waste Citizens Coalition
Citizen Alert
Rocky Mountain Peace Center (RMPC)
Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS)
Nevada Nuclear Waste Task Force (NNWTF)
Citizens Awareness Network (CAN)
Center for Energy and Environmental Studies - Princeton University
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Women's Action for New Directions (WAND)

US Department of Energy (DOE)
US-DOE was created in 1976 to strategically manage all energy programs, including R&D, along with nuclear material production for the Defense Department.
BILL RICHARDSON, SECRETARY OF ENERGY
1000 INDEPENDENCE AVENUE SW, WASHINGTON DC 20585
TEL: + 1 202 586 5000 - FAX: +1 202 586 4403
http://www.doe.gov/


DOEšs Office of Fissile Materials Disposition (MD)
This office is in charge of programs aimed at disposing of surplus weapons plutonium in either a MOX or immobilized form and works in parallel with Minatom in Russia on this "dual track" disposition approach.
LAURA HOLGATE, DIRECTOR
1000 INDEPENDENCE AVENUE SW, WASHINGTON DC 20585
TEL: +1 202 586 2695 - FAX: +1 202 586 2710
http://tis.eh.doe.gov/nepa/index.html
http://twilight.saic.com/md/


DOE's Office of Nonproliferation and National Security (NN)
The Office is in charge of DOE's program and initiatives aimed at curbing the spread of nuclear weapons technologies and material, with primary focus on securing of Russian fissile materials and development of joint research projects with closed Russian nuclear cities.
ROSE GOTTEMOELLER, DIRECTOR
TEL: +1 202 586 0645 - FAX: +1 202 586 0862
http://www.nn.doe.gov/


DOE's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (RW)
This Department of Energy office is responsible for disposal of high-level radioactive waste, including development of facilities - such as Yucca Mountain - to store spent fuel from commercial nuclear reactors.
TEL: +1 202 586 6842
http://www.ocrwm.doe.gov/


Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB)
The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board is responsible for independent, external oversight of all activities in DOE's nuclear weapons complex affecting nuclear health and safety and makes recommendations directly to the President, as well as to the Secretaries of Energy and Defense.
JOHN CONWAY, CHAIRMAN
POST OFFICE BOX 7887, WASHINGTON, D. C. 20044-7887
TEL: +1 202 694 7000
e-mail: Mailbox@dnfsb.gov
http://www.dnfsb.gov


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implements the Federal laws in the field of environment. EPA was assigned some responsibility for setting environmental radiation protection standards from the Atomic Energy Commission, and absorbed the duties of the Federal Radiation Council.
ARIEL RIOS BUILDING, 1200 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W., WASHINGTON, DC 20460
TEL: +1 202 260 2090
e-mail: hq.foia@epamail.epa.gov
http://www.epa.gov/


Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
On plutonium issues, the NRC is in charge of license amendments for the reactors chosen to use MOX and for licensing the MOX fabrication facility, both of which are unprecedented.
RICHARD MESERVE, CHAIRMAN@ 1 WHITE FLINT NORTH, 11555 ROCKVILLE PIKE, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
TEL: +1 301 415 1759 - FAX: +1 301 415 1757
e-mail: opa@nrc.gov
http://www.nrc.gov/


Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
NEI serves and supports the commercial nuclear energy industry by articulating their position on the national energy policy. The nuclear lobby federated.
JOE COLVIN, PRESIDENT
1776 I STREET, N.W., SUITE 400, WASHINGTON, DC. 20006-3708
TEL: +1 202 739 8000
e-mail: webmaster@nei.org
http://www.nei.org/


American Nuclear Society (ANS)
The American Nuclear Society is a not-for-profit, international, scientific and educational organization promoting the advancement of nuclear science and technology. The American nuclear industry lobby organisation.
HARRY BRADLEY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
555 NORTH KENSINGTON AVENUE, LA GRANGE PARK, ILLINOIS 60526
TEL: +1 708 352 6611 - FAX: +1 708 352 0499
e-mail: execdir@ans.org
http://www.ans.org


National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)
The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements is a public service organization formulating and disseminating information, guidance and recommendations on radiation protection and measurements.
7910 WOODMONT AVENUE, SUITE 800, BETHESDA, MD 20814-3095
TEL: +1 301 657 2652 - FAX: +1 301 907 8768
e-mail: ncrp@ncrp.com
http://www.ncrp.com


National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
This is a new body set to start operating from April 2000, implementing and co-ordinating the administrationšs various security enhancement programs


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
At LLNL, a key DOE research facility (operated by the University of California for DOE), development of plutonium immobilization technologies and laser technologies for weapons design purposes play a leading role.
ROSE NEWMAN, EXTERNAL RELATIONS SPECIALIST
P.O. BOX 808, LIVERMORE, CA 94551-0808
TEL: +1 925 422 1100 - FAX: +1 925 422 1370
e-mail: newman5@llnl.gov
http://www.llnl.gov/


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
PNNL, the research institution for DOE's Hanford site, is currently developing a restart plan for the Fast Flux Test Facility breeder reactor and was the lead laboratory for the now-halted program to convert Russian plutonium production reactors to a fuel which would not have been reprocessed.
P.O. BOX 999, 902 BATTELLE BOULEVARD, RICHLAND, WASHINGTON 99352
TEL: +1 509 375 2121 - FAX: +1 509 372 4791
e-mail: inquiry@pnl.gov
http://www.pnl.gov


The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
ORNL conducts a wide range of energy-related research and is administered by the Oak Ridge Operations Office, the DOE office which oversees the two gaseous diffusion plants and the Y-12 weapons production facility.
COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
P.O. BOX 2008, OAK RIDGE, TN 37831
e-mail: mclaughlinmz@ornl.gov
http://www.ornl.gov


Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL)
INEEL is the home of about 30 DOE research reactors, including the now-cancelled Integral Fast Reactor program and the closed Experimental Breeder Reactors I & II, and houses the center for research into electrometallurgical treatment (pyroprocessing) of spent fuel and is the storage site for spent naval reactor fuel.
P.O. BOX 1625, IDAHO FALLS, ID 83415
e-mail: ehr@inel.gov
http://www.inel.gov/


Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
Based both in Chicago and at INEEL, this research facility (operated by the University of Chicago for DOE), is in charge of the international program aimed at converting research reactors from HEU to LEU, administers contracts for the plutonium disposition program, and conducts research into pyroprocessing.
9700 S. CASS AVENUE, ARGONNE, IL 60439
TEL: +1 630 252 2000
http://www.anl.gov


Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
LANL (operated by the University of California for DOE) is the lead facility into weapons research, is the site chosen for development of the "Lead Test Assemblies" for the MOX program, is the site designated for a new plutonium "pit" facility, and helps direct "subcritical" tests at the Nevada Test Site.
Todd Hanson
MS C177 PA: PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO 87545
TEL: +1 505 665 2085 - FAX: +1 505 665 3910
e-mail: tahanson@lanl.gov
http://www.lanl.gov


Sandia National Laboratory (SNL)
Sandia is engaged in technological testing and application in support of other DOE weapons facilities and is the center for research into nuclear materials storage and transport casks.
P.O. BOX 969, 7011 EAST AVE, LIVERMORE, CA 94551-0969
TEL: +1 925 294 3000
http://www.ca.sandia.gov


Duke Energy
Duke Energy is the owner of Duke Engineering & Services, member of the DCS Consortium (Duke Engineering & Services, Stone & Webster and Cogema Inc. or the "MOX Consortium") which won DOE's first plutonium disposition contract (see p. 9).
526 SOUTH CHURCH STREET, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA 28202
TEL: +1 704 594 6200
e-mail: dck7365@duke-energy.com
http://www.duke-energy.com


Savannah River Site (SRS)
SRS, where plutonium and tritium were formerly produced, operates two reprocessing facilities in order to "stabilize" a wide variety of DOE's inventory of spent fuel and stored liquids, is the sole site for handling and processing of tritium for the U.S. weapons program, and has been designated as the site for both plutonium immobilization and MOX production.
MARY FLORA: MANAGER, (PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT)
BUILDING 703-A, ROOM 141, AIKEN, S.C. 29808
TEL: +1 803 725 2272 - FAX: +1 803 725 4023
e-mail: mary.flora@srs.gov
http://www.srs.gov/


Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)
WIPP is an underground nuclear waste facility built in a salt deposit and began receiving TRU waste from the various DOE sites in 1999.
DENNIS HURTT, OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS DOE, CARLSBAD
AREA OFFICE, P.O. BOX 3090, CARLSBAD, NM 88221-3090
TEL: +1 505 234 7327 - FAX: +1 505 887 5419
e-mail: hurttd@wipp.carlsbad.nm.us
http://www.wipp.carlsbad.nm.us/


Yucca Mountain
This facility, located adjacent to the nuclear test site, is the sole site chosen to be investigated by the DOE as an underground repository for commercial spent fuel and high-level waste from the U.S. weapons program.
http://www.ceip.org/programs/npp/yucca.htm
http://www.ymp.gov/
http://www.epa.gov/radiation/yucca/


Rocky Flats
Formerly, plutonium "pits", or cores, for all U.S. nuclear weapons were machined at this site but due to environmental concerns production activity ceased in the early 1990s and clean-up programs are proceeding.
ROCKY FLATS SITE TECHNOLOGY COORDINATION GROUP (STCG)
GARY N. HUFFMAN, DOE-ROCKY FLATS FIELD OFFICE
TEL: +1 303 966 7490
e-mail: stcg@rfets.gov
http://www.rfets.gov/

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Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA)
ANA is a network of more than 30 local, regional and national peace and environmental groups (see http://www.ananuclear.org/member.htm) concerned by the U.S. nuclear weapons sites and radioactive waste dumps. Its web site provides information on current projects and issues, and links to groups and organizations all over the USA.
BOB SCHAEFFER, PUBLIC EDUCATION CONSULTANT
ANA DC OFFICE: 1801 18TH ST., NW, SUITE 9-2, WASHINGTON, DC 20009
TEL: +1 202 833 4668 - FAX: +1 202 234 9536
e-mail: bobschaeffer@earthlink.net
http://www.ananuclear.org/


Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
ISIS is a non-profit, non-partisan institution dedicated to informing the public about science and policy issues affecting international security. It organizes international conferences on trends in civil, separated plutonium stocks and methods to reduce the size of these stocks, most recently on March 14-15th 2000 in Washington, DC.
DAVID ALBRIGHT, PRESIDENT
236 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, NE, SUITE 500, WASHINGTON, DC 20002
TEL: +1 202 547 3633 - FAX: +1 202 547 3634
e-mail: isis@isis-online.org
http://www.isis-online.org


National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
A working group of the NAS defined the scientific basis for the dual track decision on excess plutonium management.
2101 constitution AVENUE, NW, ROOM HA456, WASHINGTON, DC 20418
TEL: +1 202 334 3066 - FAX: +1 202 334 3077
e-mail: wwwfdbk@nas.edu
http://www4.nationalacademies.org/nas/nashome.nsf


Nuclear Control Institute (NCI)
NCI has worked since 1981 on research and investigation to combat the international commerce in nuclear materials ­ in particular plutonium - and technologies. It has specialized in highlighting security and environmental risks of transporting nuclear materials, in the US and worldwide.
PAUL LEVENTHAL, PRESIDENT
TOM CLEMENTS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
1000 CONNECTICUT AVENUE NW, SUITE 804, WASHINGTON, DC, 20036
TEL: +1 202 822 8444 - FAX: +1 202 452 0892
e-mail: nci@mailback.com
http://www.nci.org


Union of Concerned Scientists (USC)
UCS is an independent nonprofit alliance of 50,000 concerned citizens and scientists across the United States providing research results on energy and environmental matters to government, the media and public.
DAVID LOCHBAUM
2 BRATTLE SQUARE, CAMBRIDGE, MA 02238
TEL: +1 617 547 5552 - FAX: +1 617 864 9405
e-mail: dlochbaum@ucsusa.org
http://www.ucsusa.org


Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER)
IEER provides activists, policy-makers, journalists, and the public with scientific and technical information on energy and environmental issues. ARJUN MAKIJANI, DIRECTOR
6935 LAUREL AVE., TAKOMA PARK, MARYLAND, 20912
TEL: +1 301 270 5500 - FAX: +1 301 270 3029
e-mail: ieer@ieer.org
http://www.ieer.org/


Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS)
NIRS is an information and networking center for citizens and environmental organizations concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation, and sustainable energy issues. It was a co-initiator of the "Nix-MOX" campaign.
1424 16TH STREET NW, #404, WASHINGTON, DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 328 0002 - FAX: +1 202 462 2183
e-mail: nirsnet@nirs.org
http://www.nirs.org/


Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
NRDC runs a program defined as "Alternatives to Spent Fuel Reprocessing for 'Waste Management' and the Future of the Civil Nuclear Fuel Cycle. This project supports work on nuclear facility safety, fissile material security and accounting, adequacy of international safeguards, nuclear fuel-cycle policy, and alternative energy options in former East Bloc nations, Europe, and Asia".
NRDC HEADQUARTERS
40 West 20th St., New York, NY 10011,
TEL: +1-212-727-2700,
e-mail: nrdcinfo@nrdc.org
http://www.nrdc.org/nrdcpro/fpprog.html


Serious Texans Against Nuclear Dumping (STAND)
STAND has proven particularly efficient in the monitoring of plutonium issues at Pantex (see p. 15). Don Moniak is editor of STANDPoint, an electronic publication on Pantex issues.
DON MONIAK
7105 W. 34TH AVENUE, SUITE F, AMARILLO, TX 79109
TEL: +1 806 358 2622 - FAX: +1 806 355 3837
e-mail: dm4stand@arn.net
http://www.stand-texas.org


Snake River Alliance
Snake River Alliance is an Idaho-based grassroots organization which focuses its work on nuclear issues, most especially monitoring activities at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory.
PO BOX 1731, BOISE, ID 83701
TEL: +1 208 344 9161 - FAX: +1 208 344 9305
http://www.snakeriveralliance.org


Hanford Watch
Hanford Watch was founded in 1992 to educate the public on Hanford issues and work to increase public participation in the Hanford decision-making process.
PAIGE KNIGHT
e-mail: paigeknt@juno.com
http://www.hanfordwatch.org


Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA)
OREPA is multi-disciplinary advocacy and activist organization which monitors the Oak Ridge Nuclear Reservation.
PO BOX 5743, OAK RIDGE, TN 37831
TEL: +1 423 483 8202 - FAX: +1 423 483 9725
e-mail: orep@earthlink.net
http://www.korrnet.org/fgs


Los Alamos Study Group
Los Alamos Study Group is a non-profit, research-oriented, nuclear disarmament organization monitoring and analyzing activities at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
212 EAST MARCY STREET, SANTA FE, NM 87501
TEL: +1 505 982 7747 - FAX: +1 505 982 8502
e-mail: gmello@lasg.org
http://www.lasg.org


Western States Legal Foundation (WSLF)
WSLF a non-profit, public interest organizaton which monitors and analyzes nuclear weapons programs at the Livermore, Los Alamos, and Sandia National Laboratories and the Nevada Test Site.
1440 BROADWAY, #500, OAKLAND, CA 94612
TEL: +1 510 839 5877 - FAX: +1 510 839 5397
e-mail: wslf@earthlink.net


Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment (CARE)
Tri-Valley CAREs is a local watchdog group aiming to convert the Livermore Laboratories to viable centers for peaceful and environmentally responsible scientific research.
SALLY LIGHT
2582 OLD FIRST STREET, LIVERMORE, CA 94550
TEL: +1 925 443 7148 - FAX: +1 925 443 0177
e-mail: marylia@earthlink.net
http://www.igc.org/tvc/


South West Research Information Center (SRIC)
SCRIC is a non-profit organization providing information to the public on matters affecting environment, human health and communities. SRIC's Nuclear Waste Safety Program for many years prevented the opening of the Waste Isolation Pilote Plant (WIPP).
DON HANCOCK, DIRECTOR
105 STANFORD SE, PO BOX 4524, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87106
TEL: +1 505 262 1862 - FAX: +1 505 262 1864
e-mail: sricdon@earthlink.net
http://www.sric.org


Shundahai Network
A Native American organization working on nuclear abolition issues, native lands, and against the transportation of radioactive waste and the proposed Yucca Mountain, Nevada high-level dumpsite (see p. 18).
5007 ELMHURST LANE, LAS VEGAS, NV 89108-1304
TEL: +1 702 647 3095 - FAX: +1 702 647 9385
e-mail: shundahai@shundahai.org
http://www.shundahai.org/


Safe Energy Communication Council (SECC)
SECC is an environmental coalition of national energy, environmental and public interest media groups also working to educate the public about the economic and environmental liabilities of nuclear power.
1717 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW #805, WASHINGTON DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 483 8491 - FAX: +1 202 234 9194
e-mail: seccgen@aol.com


Nuclear Waste Citizens Coalition
The Nuclear Waste Citizens Coalition unites 18 different groups working on various aspects of the nuclear waste problem.
C/O CITIZEN ALERT, P.O. BOX 17173, LAS VEGAS, NV 89114
TEL: +1 702 796 5662 - FAX: +1 202 796 4886
e-mail: citizenalert@igc.org
http://www.igc.org/citizenalert/nwcc/nwcc2.html


Citizen Alert
Citizen Alert was founded in 1975 in response to the federal government's plan to dump high-level nuclear waste in Nevada.
RICK NIELSEN
P.O. BOX 17173, LAS VEGAS NV 89114
TEL: +1 702 796 5662 - FAX: +1 702 796 4886
e-mail: citizenalert@igc.apc.org
http://www.igc.org/citizenalert/


Rocky Mountain Peace Center (RMPC)
The RMPC is a grassroots organization which works on nuclear weapons and waste issues with focus on the Rocky Flats Department of Energy site which produced plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons (see p. 16).
TOM MARSHALL
P.O. BOX 1156, BOULDER CO 80306
TEL: +1 303 444 6981 - Fax: +1 303 444 6523
e-mail: tmarshall@igc.apc.org


Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS)
NEIS is a non-profit, citizen organization in Evanston, Illinois that educates the public about nuclear power and safe alternatives using research, public forums, debate and educational events.
DAVE KRAFT
P.O. BOX 1637, EVASTON IL 60204-1637
TEL: +1 847 869 7650 - Fax: +1 847 869 7658


Nevada Nuclear Waste Task Force (NNWTF)
NNWTF is a non-profit organization focusing strictly on Yucca Moutain and high-level nuclear waste. For nearly 10 years it was the public involvement contractor for the State of Nevada.
JUDY TREICHEL
3926 BUSHNELL DR #71, LAS VEGAS, NV 89103
TEL: +1 702 248 1127 - FAX: +1 702 248 1128
e-mail: QBBG02A@prodigy.com


Citizens Awareness Network (CAN)
The Citizens Awareness Network (CAN) provides information to the local communities of western Massachusetts about issues of nuclear power and nuclear waste. CAN specifically focuses on the health and safety of both the public and workers in the nuclear industry.
DEBBY KATZ
P.O. BOX 83, SHELBURNE FALLS MA 01370
TEL: +1 413 339 4374 - FAX: +1 413 339 8768
e-mail: can@nukebusters.org
http://www.nukebusters.org/


Center for Energy and Environmental Studies - Princeton University
Frank von Hippel served as Assistant Director for National Security in the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and is a Professor at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School. He also directs the Federation of American Scientists' nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation program.
FRANK VON HIPPEL
H102 ENG. QUAD, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, NJ 08544 PRINCETON
TEL: +1 609 258 4695 - FAX: +1 609 258 3661
e-mail: fvhippel@princeton.edu


Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, an international education and advocacy organization focusing on issues of international Peace and Security, is the global contact for Abolition 2000 (http://www.napf.org/abolition2000/index.html) which is a global network comprised of more than 1,455 citizen action groups in 92 countries, all working to eliminate nuclear weapons globally.
PMB 121, 1187 COAST VILLAGE ROAD, SUITE 1, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108-2794
TEL: +1 805 965 3443; FAX: +1 805 568 0466
e-mail: wagingpeace@napf.org
WEB: http://www.napf.org


Women's Action for New Directions (WAND)
To empower women to act politically to reduce militarism and violence and to redirect excessive military spending to human and environmental needs. WAND is working with organizations, individual activists and state legislators to stop the use of mixed oxide fuel in the United States and publishes a monthly "Nix MOX Bulletin."
PAT ORTMEYER
Field Director for Nuclear Waste Issues
2350 HARVE AVE.,
MISSOULA, MT 59801-7654
TEL: +1 406 3270785
FAX: +1 406 721 8487
E-mail: port@bigsky.net
WEB: http://www.wand.org

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