Transport Special - Plutonium Investigation n°6/7
 

Who's Who ?
In the Transport Affair

Dominique Voynet
Local Planning and Environment Minister Voynet has attacked the nuclear industry's lack of transparency since the beginning of the affair.

Ministère de l'aménagement du territoire et de lâénvironnement.
Service de presse du cabinet 20, avenue de Ségur - 75 302 Paris 07 SP - France
Tel: +33 (0)1 42 19 10 56
Fax: +33 (0)1 42 19 11 31


Christian Pierret
Secretary of State for Industry, answerable to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Economy Minister. Pierret has made himself look ridiculous by going to La Hague just before the affair went public where he called the contaminated transports a "non-incident". Secrétariat d'Etat à l'Industrie

Service de presse du cabinet 139, rue de Bercy - 75 572 Paris Cedex 12 - France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 87 17 17
Fax: +33 (0)1 01 44 87 95 72


Lionel Jospin
Prime Minister Jospin requested a report on the matter from the safety authorities, DSIN. On 13 May, he commented on the affair in front of the National Assembly.

Service de presse du cabinet H™tel Matignon 57, rue de Varenne - 75 700 Paris - France
Tel: +33 (0)1 42 75 80 00
Fax: +33 (0)1 42 75 75 04


Transnucléaire
Transnucléaire is a wholly-owned transport subsidiary of COGEMA which is contracted by COGEMA for many transports (fresh fuel, spent fuel, plutonium...) as well as for designs of new transport casks. An internal document from Transnucléaire on the contamination problem was leaked to WISE-Paris.

9-11, rue Christophe Colomb - 75008 Paris - France
Tel: +33 (0)1 40 69 77 00
Fax: +33 (0)1 40 69 77 01


Transport Lemaréchal
The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the COGEMA subsidiary Transnucléaire which carries out the truck shipments between Valognes and the La Hague reprocessing plant.

Les Rouges Terres - 50 470 La Glacerie - France
Tel: +33 (0)2 33 88 69 88
Fax: +33 (0)2 33 88 69 99


EDF
Electricité de France (EDF) is the domestic electricity generating utility. EDF operates 58 pressurised water reactors on 19 sites. According to the regulations, as the sender of the spent fuel casks, EDF is responsible for the transports, until the casks are received by COGEMA.

2, rue Louis-Murat - 75 384 Paris Cedex 08 - France
Tel: +33 (0)1 40 42 46 37
Fax: +33 (0)1 40 42 72 44


COGEMA
The Compagnie Générale des Matières Nucléaires (COGEMA) is a state-controlled industrial group. COGEMA operates uranium mines, uranium enrichment facilities, reprocessing plants at La Hague and Marcoule, and other nuclear facilities for both French and foreign clients.

2, rue Paul Dautier - BP 4 - 78 141 Vélizy Cedex - France
Tel: +33 (0)1 39 26 35 50
Fax: +33 (0)1 39 26 27 55


GRS
The Office for Installations and Reactor Safety has been ordered by the Environment Minister to investigate the contamination problem.

Gesellschaft für Anlagen-und ReaktorsicherheitSchwertnergasse 1 - 50667 Köln - Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 221 206 80
Fax: +49 (0) 221 206 88 88

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DSIN
The Direction de la Sûreté des Installations Nucléaires (DSIN) is the French nuclear installations safety authority. It is answerable to both the Ministry for Industry and the Ministry for the Environment. DSIN took over responsibility of the safety of nuclear transports on 12 June 1997.

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 Sûreté nucléaire (IPSN) is a CEA institute concerned with the safety and security of nuclear facilities. A large share of IPSN research is carried out for DSIN. IPSN has been informed of the contamination problem by the nuclear industry in 1992-93 but it kept the story secret.

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


OPRI
OPRI is the radiological protection authority. As such it receives measurements taken by the industry and performs other measurements on site itself. It is OPRI which assesses the doses to the public, and to industry and railway workers. office de protection contre les rayonnements ionisants

Service communication 31, rue de l'Ecluse - 78 110 Le Vésinet - France
Tel: +33 (0)1 30 15 52 05
Fax: +33 (0)1 39 76 08 96


SNCF
Direction du Fret The SNCF is the national railway company, which carries out the railway transports from the nuclear power plants to Valognes and back.

Service communication/presse 10, place de Budapest -75 436 Paris Cedex 09 France Tel: +33 (0)1 53 25 78 93
Fax: +33 (0)1 53 25 78 98


CHSCT
CHST de l'Unité Opérationnelle du Cotentin The local Health and Security Council of the railway company SNCF took the decision to stop the train transports, using its "right to alert".

CHSCT de l'Unité Opérationnelle du Cotentin : Philippe Lesoif (Secretary of the CHSCT)
Gare SNCF - Avenue Jean-FranŤois Millet 50 000 Cherbourg - France
Tel: +33 (0)2 33 44 18 74
Fax: +33 (0)2 33 44 54 01


Gendarmerie (Brigade, motorisée)
The motorbike squad accompanies the truck shipments between Valognes and La Hague.

Avenue du Quesnay - 50 700 Valognes - France
Tel: +33 (0)2 33 95 09 82


CSPI La Hague
The Information Commission for the La Hague reprocessing plant (Commission spéciale et permanente d'information près de l'établissement de La Hague, CSPI) is an intermediary commission between the plant operator and the public. Centre d'affaires atlantiques -

27, rue Dom Pédro 50 100 Cherbourg - France
Tel: +33 (0)2 33 23 46 00
Fax: +33 (0)2 33 23 46 09


Greenpeace Cherbourg
Laurent Bonnemain and Yannick Rousselet have an excellent knowledge of the local conditions and assisted us with the investigation.

3, rue Louis-Aragon - 53 130 Octeville - France
Tel/Fax: +33 (0)2 33 93 28 00


Les Méres en colère
Started in 1997, the group of "angry mothers" was one of the first to condemn the waste transport scandal.

19, La Bordette - 50 840 Fermanville - France
Tel: +33 (0)2 33 44 52 51
Fax: +33 (0)2 33 44 16 15


BMU
The German Environment Minister Angela Merkel is reponsible for nuclear safety.

Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit Kennedyallee 5 - 53175 Bonn - Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 228 305 2010
Fax: +49 (0) 228 305 3225


WDR-ARD
Peter Winterberg, with the foreign service of WDR, the largest of the German Public Television Broadcasting company ARD, who had already co-authored documentaries with Mycle Schneider, commissioned the investigation and co-authored the TV documentaries on the contaminated shipments.

Appellhofplatz 1 - Postfach 10 19 50 - 50 600 Köln - Germany
Tel: +49 (0)221 220 21 34
Fax: +49 (0)221 220 84 84

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