Who's Who ?
State & Industry
Belgoprocess is the operating arm of the national waste
management agency ONDRAF/NIRAS. It operates conditioning facilities for
nuclear waste at Dessel/Mol.
Gravenstraat 73 - B-2480 Dessel
Tel: +32 14 33 4111
Fax: +32 14 31 3012
Belgonucléaire, half owned by the Belgian Kingdom and half
owned by Tractebel/Electrabel, operates the MOX fuel fabrication plant
at Dessel/Mol. A lion share of this MOX fuel was purchased by foreign
utilities and made from plutonium separated at the French La Hague plants.
Europalaan 20 - B-2480 Dessel
Tel: +32 14 33 0211 -
Fax : +32 14 31 7046
Electrabel is by far the largest electricity utility and
has a de facto monopoly position in Belgium. It operates the seven nuclear
power reactors in the country. Shares: 40% Tractebel, 5% mixed municipalities,
53% on stock exchange.
Bd du Régent, 8 B-1000 Bruxelles
Tel: +32 2 518 62 62
Fax: +32 2 513 83 43
Web page http://www.electrabel.be/en/ssi/index.htm
FBFC-International is a wholly owned subsidiary of the
French FBFC, which is owned 51% by the French Framatome and 49% by the
COGEMA. FBFC operates a uranium fuel fabrication plant, and also produces
MOX fuel assemblies from MOX pellets produced by Belgonucléaire's P0 plant.
Europalaan 12 - B-2480 Dessel
Tel: +32 14 33 12 11
Fax: +32 14 32 26 14
for Interior Affairs
Jan Michiels, a member of the Flemish Socialist Party (SP),
advisor on nuclear safety to the minister for Interior Affairs . Mr. Michiels
was notably very active in preparing the participation of the socialist
Members of Parliament in the 1993 MOX/reprocessing debate. Jan Michiels
- Secrétaire pour la Sécurité Nucléaire - Ministère des Affaires Intérieures
60, rue Royale - B-1000 Bruxelles
Tel: +32 2 504 8511
Fax: +32 2 504 8500
Jean-Pol Poncelet is both Minister for Defense and in charge
of Energy in Belgium.
Rue Lambermont 2 - B-1000 Bruxelles Tel: +32 2 550 2811
Fax: +32 2 550 2919
NIRAS (in Dutch)
ONDRAF (Organisme national des déchets radioactifs et des
matières fissiles enrichies) is the national radioactive waste management
organisation. It is formally responsible for enriched fissile materials,
while Synatom manages the Belgian nuclear fuel.
1, Place Madou
BP 25 - B-1210 Bruxelles
Tel: +32 2 212 1011
Fax: +32 2 218 5165
SCK (in Dutch)
The Belgian nuclear research center SCK-CEN performs research
and industrial operations of management of radioactive waste and of decommissioning
of nuclear facilities. Notably SCK-CEN is currently dismantling the demonstration
BR3 pressurised water reactor and the Eurochemic reprocessing plant.
PR Service: Anne Verledens Boeretang 200 - B-2400 Mol
Tel: +32 14 33 25 86
Fax: +32 14 33 25 84
Web page: http://www.sckcen.be/
Synatom is a company owned by Tractebel/Electrabel
to manage the nuclear fuel chain for the nuclear power plants and is responsible
for the following: uranium supply, conversion and enrichment, spent fuel
interim storage and conditioning, spent fuel reprocessing. Fuel fabrication
is under Electrabel's responsibility. Through a golden share, the Belgian
federal government has the right to veto any decision of Synatom's board.
13, Avenue Marnix - B-1050 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 505 0711
Fax: +32 2 505 0790