France - Plutonium Investigationn°19
 

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Ministry of the Environment and of Spatial Planning
DGEMP - Service des Affaires nucléaires
DSIN
DRIRE
IPSN
ANDRA
Centre de Stockage de la Manche
Centre de Stockage de l’Aube
CEA
OPRI
OPECST
CSSIN
CLI
CLI de Cadarache
CSPI
EDF - Fuel Division
COGEMA - Etablissement de La Hague
MELOX S.A.
NERSA
SFEN
 
Forum Plutonium
CRILAN
Greenpeace France
Greenpeace Cherbourg
Réseau "Sortir du nucléaire"
Info Nucléaire
Coordination nationale des collectifs contre l'enfouissement des déchets radioactifs
ACRO
CRII-RAD
GSIEN
Collectif national Stop Melox

Ministry of the Environment and of Spatial Planning
(Ministère de l'Aménagement du Territoire et de l'Environnement)

The Environment Minister, along with the Secretary of State for Industry, is responsible for verifying the safety of nuclear installations and the transportation of radioactive materials.

Roland Lagarde, Energy adviser to Dominique Voynet
20, av. de Ségur, F-75302 Paris 07 SP
Tel : +33 (0)1 42 19 10 28
Fax : +33 (0)1 42 19 11 97
E-mail : roland.lagarde@environnement.gouv.fr
Web : http://www.environnement.gouv.fr


State Secretariat for Industry
(Secrétariat d’Etat à l’Industrie - Direction générale de l'énergie et des matières premières - Service des Affaires nucléaires)

The mission of the Service des Affaires Nucléaires is to elaborate and implement government decisions concerning the nuclear industry. It also supervises the the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA) COGEMA and ANDRA.

Philippe Kahn, Director
Secrétariat d'État à l'industrie, 61, bd. Vincent Auriol, F-75703 Paris 13
Tel : +33 (0)1 44 97 02 43
Fax : +33 (0)1 44 97 09 30
Web : http://www.industrie.gouv.fr/energie


DSIN
(Direction de la sûreté des installations nucléaires)

The DSIN is the French nuclear installations safety authority. It defines general safety objectives in the nuclear domain. It is also responsible for verifying that the operator implements the necessary measures in order to attain these objectives. In particular, it delivers operating licenses to the various different nuclear facilities. It is responsible both to the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of the Environment. The DINs (Divisions des Installations Nucléaires) are in charge of verifying safety on French territory on a day-to-day basis.

Cathia Mascarau, PR Department
99, rue de Grenelle, F-75353 Paris Cedex 07
Tel : +33 (0)1 43 19 39 61
Fax : +33 (0)1 43 19 39 24
E-mail : cathia.mascarau@industrie.gouv.fr
Web : http://www.asn.gouv.fr/


DRIRE
(Directions Régionales de l'Industrie, de la Recherche et de l'Environnement)

The DINs (Divisions des Installations Nucléaires) at the DRIRE are in charge of verifying safety on French territory on a day-to-day basis. They report to DSIN and also play a role in monitoring the transportation of radioactive materials by conducting inspections and organize technical meetings.

Web : http://www.drire.gouv.fr/


IPSN
(Institut de Protection et de Surêté Nucléaire)

The IPSN is the technical arm of the DSIN. It conducts research in all disciplines necessary for risk control in nuclear installations. Its domain of activity also includes assessing the safety of the methods used to transport radioactive materials and real-time monitoring of sensitive transports.

Emmanuelle Gailliez, PR Department
BP 6, F-92285 Fontenay-Aux- Roses Cedex
Tel : +33 (0)1 46 54 91 27
Fax : +33 (0)1 46 54 84 51
E-mail : emmanuelle.gailliez@ipsn.fr
Web : http://www.ipsn.fr


ANDRA
(Agence nationale pour la gestion des déchets radioactifs)

Created in 1979, ANDRA is a state authority that is responsible for managing the radioactive waste produced in France. Its job is to verify the quality of the waste, design, locate, build and manage storage centres. It manages the Centre de Stockage de la Manche (CSM), saturated since 1994, and the Centre de l'Aube (CSA), which has taken over from the CSM. A decree issued on 3 August, 1999 authorzed ANDRA to set up and operate an underground laboratory at Bure for the purpose of studying the possibilities of storing radioactive waste in deep geological formations. This decision was severerly criticised by the environmental movement. Each year an inventory is published listing and locating all radioactive waste present on French territory. ANDRA's annual budget of about one billion francs is financed by the waste producers in proportion to the quantity of waste produced, and not by the State. Thus, in 1998, 56% of the turnover of the Agence (614 MF in 1998) came from EDF, 20% from COGEMA, 16% from the CEA and the rest from small-to-average sized producers of radioactive waste (hospitals, research centres, etc.).

Thomas Busuttil, Director PR Department
Parc de la Croix Blanche, 1-7, rue Jean Monnet, F-92298 Châtenay-Malabry Cedex
Tel : +33 (0)1 46 11 82 94
Fax : +33 (0)1 46 11 81 00
E-mail : thomas.busuttil@andra.fr
Web : http://www.andra.fr


Centre de Stockage de la Manche
(CSM)

With a capacity of 530 000 m3, the CSM is the largest French final repository for low-to-medium level nuclear waste. Opened in 1969 and operated by ANDRA since it came into existence in 1979, it received its last delivery of radioactive waste on June 30, 1994. Following the public inquiry at La Hague this year, the CSM is due to enter a phase of "active surveillance".

Monsieur Degenne, Press officer
BP 807, F-50448 Beaumont Cedex
Tel : +33 (0)2 33 01 69 00
Fax : +33 (0)2 33 52 74 34


Centre de Stockage de l’Aube
(CSA)

Prenant le relais du CSM, le Centre de l'Aube est entré en exploitation le 13 janvier 1992. D'une capacité de 1 000 000 de m3, il recevra les déchets radioactifs à vie courte produits en France, durant une soixantaine d'années. Le Centre de l'Aube, exploité par l’ANDRA, représente un investissement total de 1 400 millions de Francs, études comprises. 100 000 m3 de déchets y sont actuellement stockés, occupant 10% de la capacité totale du centre.

Christophe Neugnot, Press officer (CSA/ ANDRA)
BP 7, F-10200 SOULAINES - DHUYS
Tel : +33 (0)3 25 92 33 04
Fax : +33 (0)3 25 92 33 83
E-mail : christophe.neugnot@andra.fr


CEA
(Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique)

Created in 1945, the CEA is a state research and development organisation in the domain of nuclear weapons and energy. It operates under the authority of the Ministry for Research, the Ministry for Defense and the Ministry for the Economy, Finance and Industry. In 1999 it had a budget of 18.6 billion francs, 40% of which was devoted to defense programmes. The CEA operates research centres, including those at Cadarache and Marcoule in the south of France.

Jean-Louis Chambon, Director PR Department
31/33, rue de la Fédération, F-75752 PARIS CEDEX 15
Tel : +33 (0)1 40 56 24 97
Fax : +33 (0)1 40 56 29 70
E-mail : dcom@aramis.cea.fr
Web : http://www.cea.fr


OPRI
(
Office de protection contre les rayonnements ionisants)

Created in 1994, the OPRI (formerly the SCPRI) is a state authority that operates within the Ministry for Employment and Solidarity under the authority of the DRT (Direction des Relations du Travail) and the DGS (Direction Générale de la Santé). Its role is to protect the population, occupationally exposed people and the environment from dangers arising from ionizing radiation. To do so, OPRI maintains a permanent monitoring system, intervenes in the event of incidents and verifies that rules and regulations are respected in the domain of radio-protection. This surveillance also covers radioactive effluents.

Marianne Durand, Director PR Department
31, rue de l’Ecluse, F-78110 Le Vésinet
Tel : +33 (0)1 30 15 52 67
Fax : +33 (0)1 39 76 08 96
E-mail : marianne.durand@opri.fr
Web : http://www.opri.fr/


OPECST
(Office parlementaire d'évaluation des choix scientifiques et technologiques)

Consisting of 8 deputies and 8 senators, as well as their substitutes, the OPECST was created on 8 July 1983 to "inform the Parliament of the consequences of scientific and technological choices in order, particularly, to enable them to make enlightened decisions". To this end, the Office organizes study programmes and conducts assessments.

Marie-Bénédicte De Maigret, Director PR Department
Assemblée Nationale, 233, boulevard Saint-Germain, F-75355 PARIS CEDEX 07 SP
Tel : +33 (0)1 40 63 88 06
Fax : +33 (0)1 40 63 88 08
E-mail : mbdemaigret@assemblee-nationale.fr
Web : http://www.senat.fr/opecst/


CSSIN
(Conseil supérieur de la sûreté et de l’information nucléaire)

Created on 2 March 1987, the CSSIN is a consultative council that makes recommendations to the ministers for the environment and industry concerning all questions relating to nuclear safety and informing the public and the media. It consists of personalities from different backgrounds: members of parliament, scientists, journalists, representatives from trade unions, associations and operators, as well as those actively involved in the administration of nuclear industries. In 1999 a work group was constituted around the application of the INES scale to the transportation of radioactive materials. The DSIN keeps it informed of the actions conducted by the safety authority and also acts as a secretariat.

Jacques Ibert, General Secretary
DSIN, 98, rue de Grenelle, F-75353 Paris 07
Tel : +33 (0)1 43 19 39 40
Fax : +33 (0)1 43 19 23 32
E-mail : jacques.ibert@industrie.gouv.fr
Web : http://www.asn.gouv.fr/cssin


CLI
(Commission locale d'information)

Created in 1981, the CLIs have a twofold mission: to inform the public and to monitor the impact of major energy installations. They are set up by the Department’s General Council and consist of elected representatives (mayors, departmental councillors, members of parliament), trade union organisations, associations and academics. The Presidents of the CLIs meet once a year on the national level.

(For site by site contact addresses, visit: http://www.asn.gouv.fr/cli)


CSPI
(Commission spéciale et permanente d'information près de l'établissement de La Hague)

The CSPI is the CLI for La Hague. This independent and pluralistic commission was created in 1981 by decision of the minister for industry. Bernard Cazeneuve, MP for la Manche and mayor of Octeville presides over it. It consists of 18 elected representatives, 6 association representatives, 6 trade union representatives and 6 scientists. Its mission is to collect information relative to the operation of the COGEMA reprocessing plant at La Hague as well as data concerning any possible effects the plant may have on the environment and the health of the public and to inform the local population and all interested parties of its work. It publishes a newsletter that is distributed to the inhabitants of the Nord-Cotentin region.

Bernard Cazeneuve, President
27, rue François La Vielle, F-50100 CHERBOURG
Tel : +33 (0)2 33 87 22 00
Fax : +33 (0)2 33 87 22 01

Albert Collignon, Scientifique adviser
Secrétariat, Centre d'Affaires atlantiques, 27, rue Dom Pédro, F-50100 Cherbourg
Tel : +33 (0)2 33 23 46 00
Fax : +33 (0)2 33 23 46 09
E-mail : cspi@wanadoo.fr
Web :
http://www.asn.gouv.fr/cli/regions/Caen/lahague.asp


CLI de Cadarache
(Commission locale d'information)

The Cadarache CLI consists of about 80 people: prefects, elected representatives, personnel from the Cadarache plant, associations, etc. A semestrial bulletin financed by the Nuclear Safety Authority provides general information on nuclear questions and deals more specifically with events relating to the Cadarache site.

Alexandre Medvedowsky, President
Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône, Hôtel du département, 52, avenue Saint-Just, F-13256 MARSEILLE CEDEX
Tel : +33 (0)4 91 21 12 27
Fax : +33 (0)4 91 21 16 65

Jean-Pierre COCAGNE, Secretariat
Maison de la Nature et de l'Environnement
Place Jeanne d'Arc, la Rotonde, F-13 100 AIX EN PROVENCE
Tel : +33 (0)4 42 93 15 80
Fax : +33 (0)4 42 93 15 89


EDF
(Electricité de France - Fuel Division)

EDF is the national utility. With Civaux-2 in operation since December 1999, EDF now operates 58 light-water reactors in France. Electricity production rose to 500 TWh (billions of kWh) in 1999, of which 375 TWh (75%) were produced by nuclear energy. In 1999 the group had a turnover of 210 billion francs (32 billion euros), more than 18% of which came from outside France.

1, place Pleyel, 93282 Saint Denis Cedex, France
Tel : +33 (0)1 43 69 29 58
Fax : +33 (0)1 43 69 21 31

Christine Collaert, Director PR Department
2, rue Louis-Murat, F-75384 Paris Cedex 08
Tel : +33 (0)1 40 42 46 37
Fax : +33 (0)1 40 42 12 74
E-mail : christine.collaert@edf.fr
Web : http://www.edf.fr


COGEMA - Etablissement de La Hague

The COGEMA plant at La Hague, situated 25 kilometers west of Cherbourg, went into operation in 1966. It reprocesses irradiated nuclear fuel coming from EDF reactors and foreign electricity companies (Belgium, Germany, Japan, Netherlands and Switzerland). The plant at La Hague is the largest reprocessing facility in the world. About 6.000 people work there permanently, including 3.000 wage-earners.

Hervé Hacard, Director of the PR Department
F-50444 Beaumont-Hague Cedex
Tel : +33 (0)2 33 02 64 00
Fax : +33 (0)2 33 02 66 11
Web : http://www.cogemalahague.fr


MELOX S.A.

MELOX S.A., a subsidiary of COGEMA (50 %) and Framatome (50%), operates the plant at Marcoule, also called MELOX, that produces MOX fuel. On July 30, 1999, a decree was signed authorizing the extension of the plant to add a production line for boiling water reactor fuel.

Valérie Réale, communication
BP 124, F-30203 Bagnols-sur-Cèze Cedex
Tel : +33 (0)4 66 90 69 80
Fax : +33 (0)4 66 90 64 97
E-mail : vreale@melox.fr


NERSA

NERSA, a French company with its capital coming from EDF (51%), the Italian company ENEL (33%) and the German company SBK (Schnell-Brüter Kernkraftwerksgesellschaft, 16%, itself a consortium including Belgian, Dutch and UK capital), was created on July 8, 1974 to build and operate the Superphénix fast neutron reactor. As a result of the government decision on June 19, 1997 to close down the Superphénix, NERSA was dissolved on October 6, 2000.


SFEN
(Société Française d'Energie Nucléaire)

SFEN, the French nuclear industry lobby organization, consisting of 5,300 individual members, is an association with officially has a scientific and informative vocation. SFEN organizes symposia, national and regional meetings on themes related to the nuclear industry and founded the RGN (Revue Générale Nucléaire), its bimonthly magazine. It is a member of the European Nuclear Society (ENS).

67, rue Blomet, F-75015 Paris
Tel : +33 (0)1 53 58 32 10
Fax : +33 (0)1 53 58 32 11
E-mail : contact@sfen.org
Web : http://www.sfen.org

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Forum Plutonium

Plutonium Forum 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 of the consequences of this activity, particularly in France. Plutonium Forum is currently engaged in a court case against the operation of the Phenix reactor. The general secretary of Forum Plutonium, is a member of the Conseil Supérieur de la Sûreté et de l'Information Nucléaires (CSSIN).

Jean-Pierre Morichaud, general secretary
Hameau des Oliviers, F-26110 Venterol
Tel : +33 (0)4 75 27 97 67
Fax : +33 (0)4 75 27 98 46
E-mail : forumpu.jpm@wanadoo.fr


CRILAN
(Comité de Réflexion, d’Information et de Lutte antinucléaire)

The CRILAN is a local anti-nuclear group that is a member of CSPI and the Flamanville CLI. For many years CRILAN has opposed the reprocessing activities at La Hague. A complaint lodged against COGEMA in 1997 for not respecting the Bataille law of 30 December 1991 concerning the illegal storage of foreing nuclear waste led to an investigation of COGEMA in January 1999 for "endangering life".

Didier Anger
10, route d’Etang-Val, F-50340 Les Pieux
TelL : +33 (0)2 33 52 45 59
Fax : +33 (0)2 33 52 53 26
E-mail : Paulette.Anger@wanadoo.fr


Greenpeace France

Greenpeace continues its campaign against reprocessing and the use of MOX fuel. Greenpeace France recently commissioned WISE-Paris to conduct a study on the "recycling" of plutonium and uranium.
(http://www.wise-paris.org/reports/000505RecyclagePuU.pdf)

Jean-Luc Thierry, Nuclear Campaigner
22, rue des Rasselins, F-75020 Paris
Tel : +33 (0)1 44 64 02 06
Fax : +33 (0)1 44 64 02 00
E-mail : jean-luc.thierry@diala.greenpeace.org
Web : www.greenpeace.fr


Greenpeace Cherbourg

The local Greenpeace group at Cherbourg keeps a close eye on COGEMA reprocessing activities at La Hague. Campaigns have been conducted over several years (web site), particularly with a view to highlighting pollution around La Hague. Greenpeace demands a halt to reprocessing and the implementation of a systematic epidemiological study of the populations.

Yannick Rousselet, Nuclear Campaigner
3, rue Louis Aragon, F-50 120 Octeville
Tel & Fax : +33 (0)2 33 93 28 00
E-mail : yannick.rousselet@diala.greenpeace.org


Réseau "Sortir du nucléaire"

The "Sortir du nucléaire" network, is a federation of 612 groups. Born as a result of the success of the struggle against the Superphénix and initiated by a core of 15 groups that have met regularly since 1996, the network conducts regular campaigns against the nuclear industry and publishes its own newsletter.

Philippe Brousse
9 rue Dumenge F-69004 LYON
TEL : +33 (0)4 78 28 29 22
FAX : +33 (0)4 72 07 70 04
E-mail : rezo@sortirdunucleaire.org
Web : www.sortirdunucleaire.org


Info Nucléaire

Info Nucléaire, créé en septembre 1998, est un site internet personnel n’appartenant à aucune association ni organisme. Ce site indépendant propose un grand nombre d'informations utiles sur le nucléaire. Ses principales sources sont la Gazette Nucléaire (publication du GSIEN) et le travail de Bella et Roger Belbéoch, ingénieurs physiciens, auteurs de nombreux ouvrages sur les dangers du nucléaire.

Mathias Goldstein
18, rue de la Pierre Levée, F-75011 Paris
Tel : +33 (0)1 47 00 22 91
E-mail : infonucleaire@altern.org
Web : http://www.multimania.com/mat66/


Coordination nationale des collectifs contre l'enfouissement des déchets radioactifs

The national coordination brings together local groups that oppose the burial of radioactive waste. Its goal is the abandonment of all projects to bury radioactive waste, particularly the immediate stop to the activities of the Bure underground laboratory. It publishes Bien Profond (www.multimania.com/bienprofond), a liason bulletin between the sites concerned by the burial of radioactive waste.

33 rue du Port, F-55000 Bar-Le-Duc
Tel & Fax : +33 (0)3 29 45 45 55
E -mail : burestop@multimania.com
Web : http://www.multimania.com/burestop/


ACRO

ACRO, created after the Tchernobyl catastrophe to enable citizens to conduct their own supervision of the environment, is an independent sampling laboratory and an information and documentation centre. Local branches exist in the Cotentin, in Haute-Normandie and in Touraine. The ACRO sits on some official commissions and publishes L’Acronique du nucleaire, a trimonthly bulletin.

138 rue de l'Eglise, F-14200 Hérouville Saint-Clair
TEL : +33 (0)2 31 94 35 34
FAX : +33 (0)2 31 94 85 31
E -mail : acro@altern.org
Web : http://acronique.citeweb.net/


CRII-RAD
(Commission de Recherche et d’Information Indépendantes sur la Radioactivité)

Created in 1986 in the aftermath of the Tchernobyl disaster, the CRII-RAD is the oldest independent laboratory in France. Its role is to inform the population about radioactivity and its dangers, to expose offenses and make sure that regulations are respected. To do so it organized a system of surveillance, carries out regular checks and carries out sample analysis on request. CRII-RAD publishes a quarterly review, the Trait d'union.

471, avenue Victor Hugo, F-26000 Valence
Tel : +33 (0)4 75 41 82 50
Fax : +33 (0)4 75 81 26 48
E -mail : contact@criirad.com
Web : http://www.criirad.com


GSIEN
(Groupement des Scientifiques pour l'Information sur l'Energie Nucléaire)

The GSIEN is a loose group of —now mostly retired- scientists, established 25 years ago, commenting on nuclear issues and publishing a newsletter called the Gazette nucléaire.
(http://www.multimania.com/yvesrenaud/Gazette/gazette.html).

Monique Sené, Directrice de la publication
2 rue François Villon, F-91400 Orsay
Fax : +33 (0)1 60 14 34 96
E -mail : monique.sene@cdf.in2p3.fr


Collectif national Stop Melox

Stop Mélox is a local group that opposes the MELOX MOX fabrication plant at Marcoule. It has launched a legal complaint against the decree authorising the MELOX plant.

Quartier St Hilaire, F-84560 Ménerbes
Tel : +33 (0)4 90 75 85 44
Fax : +33 (0)4 90 75 99 13
E -mail : stop.melox.marc.faivet@wanadoo.fr
Web : http://www.multimania.com/stopmox

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