Who's Who ?
In United Kingdom
State & Industry
British Nuclear Fuels plc.
BNFL is a large industrial public limited company, which mostly provides
services related to nuclear fuels. It operates the two industrial reprocessing
plants at Sellafield and will soon co-operate all the Magnox reactors.
BNFL is also involved in uranium enrichment, fuel fabrication, radioactive
waste management, plutonium, tritium and electricty production, and
decommissioning nuclear facilities.
Risley, Warrington, Cheshire WA3 6AS
Tel: +44 1925 832 450
Fax: +44 1925 832 098
UK Atomic Energy Authority.
The UKAEA is the UK research and development organisation for civil
nuclear activities. Currently, nuclear research budgets have been squeezed
and UKAEA is very active in decommissioning and cleaning up obsolete
installations (an activity called "nuclear liabilities management").
AEA Technology is the industrial subsidiary of the Government Division
521 Harwell, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RA
Tel: +44 1235 436 600
Fax: +44 1235 436 899
NIREX, 40% owned by BNFL, is a company in charge of the management of
low and intermediate level radioactive waste. Its future is in jeopardy
since the Environment minister under the previous Government refused
NIREX permission to continue its underground research in March 1997.
RWMAC has recommended that NIREX be replaced by a new organisation with
the same objectives, but one which should be independent and have a
broad openness policy.
Curie Avenue, Harwell Didcot, Oxon OX 11 ORH
Tel: +44 1235 825 500
Fax: +44 1235 831 239
Department of Trade and Industry The DTI, which includes the middle
ranking Minister for Energy, is the Government's main strategic decision-making
body for nuclear matters. The DTI now publishes annual plutonium production
and storage figures (see page 7). Ashdown House, 123 Victoria Street,
London SW1E 6RB
Tel: +44 171 215 5000
Fax: + 44 171 222 4382
National Radiological Protection Board.
The NRPB is the official UK authority for radiological protection, based
at Harwell. NRPB has opposed French Academy of Sciences experts over
the basis of radiological protection. The NRPB maintained that the available
data on radiological impacts did not provide information against the
current no threshold theory for health effects from low level radiation.
Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 ORQ
Tel: +44 1235 831 600
Fax: +44 1235 833 891
Nuclear Installations Inspectorate.
The NII is the main British nuclear safety authority. The NII controls
the safety of the installations and grants operating licenses.
Baynards House, 1 Chepstow Place, Westbourne Grove, London W2 4TF
Tel: +44 171 243 6000
Fax: +44 171 727 4116
Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee.
The RWMAC is an independent body - yet appointed by the Environment
Minister - that advises the British Government on issues relating to
civil and military radioactive waste management and issues public reports
on these subjects. RWMAC members are from industry, government, university
or local authorities.
ROOM A528, ROMNEY HOUSE, 43 MARSHAM STREET, LONDON SW1P 3PY TEL:+ 44
171 276 8121
FAX:+ 44 171 276 8909