Switzerland - Plutonium Investigation n°8
 

Who's Who ?
In Switzerland

State & Industry

BFE
The Swiss Federal Energy Office (Bundesamt für Energie Office) has factual oversight over safeguards and physical protection and administrative oversight over safety (the actual regulator is the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate HSK, see below). The future of the reprocessing option has been and is a key question raised in meetings and hearings of the "energy dialogue group".

CH-3003 Berne
Tel : +41 31 322 56 11
Fax : +41 31 323 25 00
Web site : www.admin.ch/bfe


HSK
The Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (Hauptabteilung für die Sicherheit der Kernanlagen HSK) is responsible for the safety of all the nuclear sites and transports, reactors and fuel chain facilities.

CH-5232 Villigen-HSK
Tel : +41 56 310 38 11
Fax : +41 56 310 39 95
Web site : www.hsk.psi.ch


KSA
The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Commission (Eidgenössische Kommission für die Sicherheit von Kernanlagen KSA) includes independent experts besides utility and State representatives. The KSA is meant to give a "second opinion" on nuclear safety issues.

KSA-Sekretariat - CH-5232 Villigen-HSK
Tel : +41 56 310 39 48
Fax : +41 56 310 49 68


NAGRA
NAGRA (in German) or CEDRA (in French) is the National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (Nationale Genossenschaft für die Lagerung radioaktiver Abfälle - Coopérative suisse pour l'entreposage de déchets radioactifs).

Hardstrasse 73 - CH-5430 Wettingen
Tel : +41 56 437 11 11
Fax : +41 56 437 12 07


BKW
Bernische Kraftwerke AG is the operator of the Mühleberg nuclear power plant.

BKW FMB Energie AG Viktoriaplatz 2 - CH-3000 Berne 25
Tel : +41 31 330 51 11
Fax : +41 31 330 56 35
Web : www.bkw.ch


KKG
Kernkraftwerk Gösgen-Däniken AG is the operator of the Gösgen nuclear power plant. Gösgen has been loaded with MOX fuel for the first time in summer 1997.

CH-4658 Däniken
Tel : +41 62 288 20 00
Fax : +41 62 288 20 01
Web : www.kkg.ch


KKL
Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt AG is the operator of the Leibstadt nuclear power plant. The KKL management has the reputation of preferring direct storage to any future reprocessing contracts.

CH-5325 Leibstadt
Tel : +41 56 267 71 11
Fax : +41 56 247 14 37
Web : www.kkl.ch


NOK
Nordostschweizerische Kraftwerke AG is the operator of the two units of the Beznau nuclear power plant. Both units have been loaded with MOX fuel.

Parkstrasse 23 - CH-5401 Baden
Tel : +41 56 200 31 11
Fax : +41 56 200 37 55

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Opposition activities & Contact addresses

WWF
World Wide Fund for Nature organised a complaint which was filed jointly with the city of Geneva and other environmental organisations against the Superphénix fast-breeder reactor in France. According to the arguments made by WWF, the French Cour d'Etat, the highest administrative court, cancelled the operating license on 28 February 1997. Since then, the reactor was never relicensed and the reactor has been shut down permanently by the current French Government.

WWF
Genève Franćoise Chappaz
10, Rue de Villereuse - 1202 Genève
Tel :+41 22 700 42 00
Fax :+41 22 700 42 02
E-mail : wwf-ge@bluewin.ch
Web : www.wwf.ch


Contr'Atom
Contratom is an antinuclear organisation which publishes a newsletter every two or three months. In July 1998, Contratom - together with national and other regional organisations - launched two national initiatives: the first one being "for the prolongation of the moratorium in the construction of nuclear power plants and the limitation of nuclear risks" and the second one is "for a turning point in the energy domain and for a nuclear phase-out".

7, Boulevard Carl-Vogt - Case postale 65 CH-1211 Genève
Tel : +41 22 781 4844
Fax : +41 22 320 4567


APAG
The Association for the Geneva Appeal (Association pour l‚Appel de Genève) is one of the oldest NGOs of critical experts working on nuclear issues. Their focus has been plutonium and the Superphénix reactor in particular.

Ivo Rens
4, rue John Refhous - CH-1208 Genève


Greenpeace Switzerland
The Swiss Greenpeace section has been following the plutonium issue continuously and has recently organised a legal case against Swiss utilities for potential health consequences of the Swiss plutonium separation at La Hague and Sellafield.

Heinrichstrasse 14, Postfach - CH-8031 Zurich
Tel: +41 1 447 41 41
Fax: +41 1 447 41 99
E-mail: gp@greenpeace.ch
Web : www.greenpeace.ch


EnergieExpress
The Magazine EnergieExpress and her infatigable director, local MP Heidi Portmann, have been monitoring the plutonium issue for many years.

Heidi Portmann Nullenweg 31 - CH-4144 Arlesheim
Tel : +41 61 701 82 83
Fax : +41 61 701 88 88


Schweizerische Energie-Stiftung
SES is one of the NGOs involved in the "energy dialogue group" organised by the BFE.

Inge Tschernitschegg Sihlquai 67 - CH-8005 Zurich
Tel : +41 1 271 54 64
Fax : +41 1 273 03 69


Umweltrecherchen & -gutachten, Thomas Flüeler

Umweltrecherchen & -gutachten, Thomas Flüeler. Thomas Flüeler is an independent environmental consultant specialising in energy and nuclear including waste issues. He initiated a report on Swiss reprocessing, co-authored by experts of the German Öko-Institut

Thomas Flüeler Münzentalstrasse 3 - CH-5212 Hausen AG
Tel/Fax : +41 56 441 63 19
E-mail : flueeler-urg@bluewin.ch


SEDE SA
Pierre Lehmann of the Société d'Etude de l'Environnement is one of the outstanding independent experts on plutonium and other nuclear issues in Switzerland.

Rue du Midi 33 - CH-1800 Vevey
Tel : +41 21 921 05 15
Fax : +41 21 921 05 57

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