Germany - Plutonium Investigation n°4/5

Who's Who ?
In Germany

State & Industry

Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Conservation of Nature and Nuclear Safety is the federal regulatory authority for nuclear safety. BMU shares authority for licensing facilities with the government authorities in each of the Länder.

Kennedyallee 5, D-53175 Bonn
Tel: +49-228-305 2010
Fax: +49-228-305 3225

Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit

The Society for facility and reactor safety is one of the official technical backup institutions for nuclear safety. A lot of quality control is also performed by the local technical supervisory offices (Technische überwachungsvereine TüV) .

Schwertnergasse 1, D-50667 Köln
Tel: +49-221-206 80
Fax: +49-221-206 88 88

Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz

BfS is the Federal Office for Radiological Protection. It oversees the Reactor Safety Commission (RSK) and the Radiological Protection Commission (SSK).

Postfach 12 06 29, D-53048 Bonn 1
Tel: +49-228-305 3720
Fax: +49-228-67 03 88

Gesellschaft für Nuklear Service

The Society for Nuclear Service is a utility service company specializing in nuclear fuel services (spent fuel casks, radwaste transports, storage facilities, etc.). GNS also manages the reprocessing contracts with the French and UK plutonium producers.

Zweigertstr. 28-30, D-45130 Essen
Tel: +49-201-72 20 102
Fax: +49-511-91 16 100

Vereinigung Deutscher Elektrizitätswerke

There are hundreds of electricity utilities in Germany but only about a dozen of the largest ones are operating nuclear facilities. Utilities have a common organisation called the Federation of German Electricity Utilities which manages the technical and economic relationship between utilities and forms a powerful lobby.

StresemannalleE 23, D-60596 Frankfurt
Tel: +49-69-63041
Fax: +49-69-6304 289

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Opposition activities & Contact addresses

The Institute of Applied Ecology is a technical consultancy organisation with over 70 experts which is partly funded through the membership of individual citizens and city councils (about 4,000). It works on many different environmental issues but has a team of outstanding experts on nuclear issues including reactor safety and radioactive waste management. Over the years, the Institute has developed significant expert activities for the Länder nuclear licensing authorities. Öko-Institut experts also advise the Hessen government on the final shutdown and dismantling of the Hanau MOX fuel fabrication facilities.

There are three offices in Darmstadt, Berlin and Freiburg. The Darmstadt office is the largest and comprises the nuclear department.

Michael Sailer
Bunsenstrasse 14, D-64293 Darmstadt
Tel: +49-6151-8191 0
Fax: +49-6151-8191 33

Physikerbüro Bremen
This Physicist Office has the best independent experts on breeder reactors in the country. They constitute also a highly reliable reference on many other nuclear safety issues.

Richard Donderer
Landweg 6, D-28203 Bremen
Tel: 49-421-323571
Fax: 49-421-328719

Gruppe Ökologie / INTAC
The GÖK has a team of nuclear specialists who have been focusing in particular on reprocessing and radwaste management for a long time. They work for licensing authorities as well as for other public institutions or environmental organisations.

Wolfgang Neumann
Kleine Düwelstrasse 21, D-30171 Hannover
Tel: +49-0511-85 30 55
Fax: +49-0511-85 30 62

University of Bremen
One of the very few independent labs in Europe able to perform plutonium measurements. Very reliable.

Gerald Kirchner
D-28334 Bremen
Tel: +49-421- 218-3266
Fax: +49-421-218-3601

IANUS has been working on the links between the civil and military nuclear industries. It serves as the secretariat of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation (INESAP) and publishes the INESAP bulletin.

Martin Kalinowski
hochschulstr 10, D-64289 Darmstadt
Tel: +49-6151-16 4368/3016/4468
Fax: +49-6151-16 6039

Initiativgruppe Umweltschutz Hanau
Very efficient local group opposing the Hanau nuclear fuel establishments.

Elmar Dietz
Körnerstr. 6, D-63452 Hanau
Tel: +49-6181-85473
Fax: +49-6181-295 670

Greenpeace Germany
The German office of Greenpeace has become the largest and most influential branch of the international environmental organisation.

Vorsetzen 53, D-20450 Hamburg 11
Tel: +49-40-31 186-0
Fax: +49-40-31 186-141

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