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Local communities, NGOs, experts, operators and authorities concerned with nuclear waste management

 

COWAM network comprised 230 delegates from 10 European countries : Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK. Thirty local communities were involved in the network (see figure 1). Local communities and NGOs represented 65% of the audience, which also comprised national authorities (10%), implementers (18%), experts (7%) (see figure below). This network was designed in order both to strengthen local players’ involvement in nuclear waste management, and to build shared understanding with others, i.e. national authorities and implementers.

Participants in the Cowam Network
 

 BELGIUM

Local communities

Mona Local Commission
Relation to nuclear waste : Community involved in the site selection process for a low level waste facility
 
Meus, Bert  
Claes, Jan Employee
Helsen, Jacques Alderman Nuclear Affairs
Smeyers, Luc Chief of Police
VanHoof Liesbet Sociologist
Verbraeken, Hermes Employee
Verdonck, Christophe Parliamentary employee
 
Stola-Dessel Local Commission
Relation to nuclear waste : Community involved in the site selection process for a low level waste facility
 
Blankert, Frans  
Blommaerts, Joël  
Derveaux, Katleen Communication
Dumoulin, Frans Retired
Meeus, Michel Mayor of Dessel
Waffelaert, Antonio Biologist
Van Dyck, Kris Member of the Flemmish Parliament
 

Operators


Ondraf/Niras
Ondraf is the Belgian Agency for Radioactive Waste and Enriched Fissile Materials.
 
Vanhove, Valentine Communication Department
Dierckx, Ann  
 
SCK-CEN
The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCKoCEN) is a public institute, notably responsible for conducting research on radioactive waste.
 
Neerdael, Bernard Head of waste disposal Department, Member of Cowam Steering Committee
Bombaerts, Gunter PhD in Social Sciences at SCK.CEN
Eggermont, Gilbert Research Policy Advisor
 
Authorities
Federal Agency for Nuclear Control
 
Jadoul, Ludo  
Pouleur, Yvan  
 
Experts
 
Keune, Hans University of Antwerpen
 

 EUROPE

European Commission
Kelly, Neale Scientific Officer, DG Research, Member of Cowam Steering Committee
 

 FINLAND

Local communities

Municipality of Eurajoki
Lucander, Altti  
 

Authorities

Handels-och Industriministeriet
Väätäinen, Anne  
 
STUK
Isaksson, Risto  
 

 FRANCE

Local communities

Bure Local Liaison Committee (Comité Local d’Information et de Suivi, CLIS)
Relation to nuclear waste : Bure underground research laboratory for a high-level waste disposal.
 
Fitoussi, Bernard Préfet de la Meuse, President of CLIS
Jaquet, Benoit General secretary of CLIS
Bouzon, Jean-Luc Haute-Marne Département Council Member
Chaugny, Michel DRIRE/DIN Champagne Ardennes
Dosé, Francois Elected representative of the Meuse Département at the National Assembly
Fernbach, Robert Mayor of Houdelaincourt (Meuse)
Fleury, Jean-Marc Association des Elus Opposés à l’Enfouissement
François, Henry Mayor of Saudron (Haute-Marne)
Franville, Jean CDR 55
Hérisson, Gérard ADECO (local Environmental Protection NGO)
Legrand, Francis Mayor of Couvertpuis
Lhéritier, Jean-Paul Chambre des métiers de la Meuse
Malfait Benni, Sylvie Meuse Département Council member
Namy, Christian Vice-president of the Meuse Département Council
Pancher, Bertrand President of the Meuse Département Council
Piguet, Jack-Pierre Director of Bure Underground Research Laboratory, ANDRA
Vannerot, Yvon Vice-president of the Meuse Département Council
 
Meuse Département Council (other than members of Bure Committee)
Relation to nuclear waste : Bure underground research laboratory for a high-level waste disposal.
 
Abbas, Gérard Vice-president of the Meuse Département Council
Pelletier, Yves Vice-president of the Meuse Département Council
Denoyelle, Sylvain Meuse Département Council member
Navel, Guy Meuse Département Council member
Picart, Jean Meuse Département Council member
Gamel-Derouineau, Lara Chef de Cabinet
Chardard, Jean-Luc Director of Communication
Herment, Rémi Former President of the Meuse Département Council
Hergott, Jean-Bernard Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Haute-Marne Département
Malolepszy, Jean Elected representative of a local trade union
Mourot, André "Nature Haute Marne" and "CEDRA" (Committee against waste burying) NGOs
 
Cadarache Local Liaison Committee (Commission Locale d’Information)
Relation to nuclear waste : Interim storage of nuclear waste on CEA site at Cadarache
 
Dougnac, Jean Claude Elected representative of a local trade union
Mundler, Olivier Physician in nuclear medecine at Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Marseille
Foucher, Monique Member of APRII-RAD, a local NGO specialized in nuclear issues
Nury, Denise Member of APRII-RAD, a local NGO specialized in nuclear issues; retired geologist
 
Gard Local Liaison Committee (Commission Locale d’Information)
 
Granier, Robert  
 
La Hague Local Liaison Committee (Commission Spéciale et Permanente d’Information)
Relation to nuclear waste : Interim storage of nuclear waste at COGEMA La Hague reprocessing plant
 
Boudard, Bernadette Elected Representative of Cherbourg District
Collignon Albert Physician in Public Health. Scientific Adviser to the CSPI.
Director of the Health Observatory in Basse-Normandie
Fauchon, Patrick Mayor of Flamanville Municipality; Deputy
Director of Saint-Gobain Nucléaire;
Laffitte Olivier Elected representative of a local trade union
Sené, Monique Vice-chairman of CSPI; President of the Group of Scientists for the Information on Nuclear Energy (GSIEN); Nuclear Physicist
 

Operators

ANDRA
ANDRA is the public national agency responsible for waste management in France. It currently builds in Bure an underground research laboratory for a high-level waste disposal.
 
le Bars, Yves President of ANDRA, Member of Cowam Steering Committee
Chouchan, Michèle Director of Public Relations at ANDRA
 
CEA
CEA (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique) is a public institution involved in fundamental and technological research, notably in the field of nuclear energy. Nuclear waste from CEA activities are temporarily stored on its sites.
 
Bazile, Fanny Forecast and Communication Director, CEA Nuclear Energy Division
Chaix, Pascal Researcher in Long Term storage Program at CEA
Marvy Alain Deputy Manager for the radioactive waste management research programme
 

Authorities

Institut de Radioprotection et de Sureté Nucléaire
Viala, Michèle Deputy Director for radioactive waste safety
 
Ministry of Industry
Grit, Stéphane DGEMP
 
Local administration
Fery, Bernard Coordinateur Grands Chantiers
 

Experts

Mutadis
Heriard Dubreuil, Gilles Director, Cowam Co-ordinator
Gadbois, Serge Cowam Secretariat
Wallaert, Vincent  
 
CEPN
Schneider, Thierry CEPN, deputy director, member of Cowam Steering Committee
le Dars, Aude CEPN, economist
 

 GERMANY

AKEnd (Committee Site Selection Procedure)
Appel, Detlef Geologist, Member of AKEnd
Jacobs, Christian Expert to AKEnd
 

Local communities

Konrad
Relation to nuclear waste : Konrad Mine is planned to become the German repository for negligibly heat generating radioactive waste.
 
Dickel, Peter Arbeitsgemeinschaft Schacht Konrad (Coordination Group Konrad mine)
 
Gorleben
Relation to nuclear waste : Gorleben is currently an interim storage facility. Exploratory works were also carried out in Gorleben salt dome until recently to assess its suitability as a repository for nuclear waste. Following an agreement between the Federal Government of Germany and the major utility companies in June 2000 the investigation is stopped for at least three years and at the longest ten years.
 
Eckhard, Kruse Pastor of Gartow Protestant church (Gorleben)
Frohn, Axel Head of Miners society at Deutsche Gesellschaft zum Bau und Betrieb von Endlagern für Abfallstoffe (the German company responsible for building and operating waste repositories)
 

Experts

Lennartz, Albert WIBERA AG
Mussel, Christine Universität Kassel
Pfeifel, Gabriella  
 

Operators

Röthemeyer, Helmut Federal Office for Radiation Protection
 

 SPAIN

Local communities

AMAC, Group of Spanish Municipalities with Nuclear Power Plants
 
Castellnou, Jose Vandellos
Ferrer, Ramon  
Garcia Sancho, Jose Luis Mayor of Trillo
Lezeta Martinez, Jaime Mayor of Brihuega
Pallise, Fermin Tivissa
Perez Puig, Ana Trillo
Perez Gil, Jose Trillo
Santos Leton, Julio Mayor of Solanillos del Extremo
Vila d’Abadal i Serra, Mariano, General Secretary of AMAC
Yebra, Jose  
Cogedor, Celia Mayor of Henche
Del Rio, Romero, Francisco, Javier Mayor of Pareja
Fernandez, Leyre  
Yuncal, Ana  
 

Operators

ENRESA
ENRESA is the national public-owned company responsible for radioactive waste in Spain.
 
Lang-Lenton, Jorge  
 

 SWEDEN

Local communities

Municipality of Alvkarleby
Relation with nuclear waste : Alvkarleby is one of the six Swedish municipalities who volunteered in the national selection process for a nuclear waste disposal
 
Friskman, Bengt  
 
Municipality of Hultsfred
Relation with nuclear waste : Hultsfred is one of the six Swedish municipalities who volunteered in the national selection process for a nuclear waste disposal
 
Bergström, Sivert  
Svahn, Thorbjörn  
Åström, Anders  
 
Municipality of Oskarshamn
Relation with nuclear waste : Oskarshamn is one of the six Swedish municipalities who volunteered in the national selection process for a nuclear waste disposal
 
Nilsson, Kaj Project LKO
Carlsson, Torsten Project LKO, Mayor
Eklind, Rigmor Project LKO
Johansson Sven-Åke Project LKO
Liliemark, Charlotte Project LKO
Olsson, Hakan Project LKO
Åhagen, Harald Project LKO, member of Cowam Steering Committee
Hallberg, Krister Project LKO
Nordenskjöld, Lena Project LKO
 
Municipality of Östhammar
Relation with nuclear waste : Östhammar is one of the six Swedish municipalities who volunteered in the national selection process for a nuclear waste disposal
 
Nilsson, Rune  
Nässén, Carl-Johan  
Sabur, Mohammed  
Sunnerholm, Lennart  
Unge, Arno  
Johansson, Christer  
Westerberg, Pontus  
 
Municipality of Tierp
Relation with nuclear waste : Tierp is one of the six Swedish municipalities who volunteered in the national selection process for a nuclear waste disposal
 
Hållstrand, Lars-Peter  
Lennartsson Torbjörn  
Olsson, Erland  
 
NGOs and others
 
Holmstrand, Olov Avfallskedjan
Carlsson, Kurt-Olof Folkkampanjen mot kärnkraft
Larsson, Christina SOS-Tierp
Lundström, Jenny SOS-Tierp
Westberg, Ingela Local politician
 

Operators

SKB
SKB AB is owned jointly by the four Swedish powercompanies which produce electricity using nuclear power. It deals with the handling and storage of the radioactive waste which is generated during the production of electricity.
 
Eng, Torsten  
Engström, Saida  
Leijon, Bengt  
Odéhn, Katarina  
Olson, Olle  
Thegerström, Claes Director
 
Authorities
 
Odhnoff, Camilla KASAM, National Council for Nuclear Waste
Pensjö, Åsa Swedish Radiation Protection Institute
Söderberg, Olof Special Advisor for Nuclear Waste Disposal, Member of Cowam Steering Committee
Westerlind, Magnus Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate SKI
 
Experts
 
Andersson, Kjell European Riscom II Project
Sjölander, Annika University of Umeå
 

 SWITZERLAND

Local communities

GNW Advisory Council
Relation to nuclear waste : Wellenberg Project of facility for low and medium level waste (Nidwalden Canton)
 
Hermann, Hans Jost Hotelier
Schaad, Peter Economist
Schali, Heidi  
Stillhart, Marlis Secretary
 
Other local participants
 
Baechler, Martha Mayor of Engelberg
Frey, Pius  
Kopp, Margrit Mayor of Wolfenschiessen
Scheurer, Marie-Theres Municipal Council of Engelberg
 

Operators

GNW
The Wellenberg Nuclear Waste Management Cooperative (Genossenschaft für Nukleare Entsorgung Wellenberg) was created in 1994 for the project of a disposal for intermediate and low level waste in Wellenberg.
 
Kowalski, Emil Director
Murer, Armin Director
Duss, Manuela Communication assistant
 
Experts
 
Prêtre, Serge Member of Cowam Steering Committee
Flüeler, Thomas Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich
 

 UNITED KINGDOM

Local communities

Copeland Borough Council
Relation to nuclear waste : Nirex refused project of a Rock Characterisation Facility in Sellafield for a deep disposal for intermediate level radioactive waste; actually in operation : surface storage of intermediate and high level waste in Sellafield, national disposal facility for low level waste in Drigg.
 
Williams, Norman Mayor of Copeland, retired civil engineer
Blackwell, Geoffrey  
 
Sellafield Local Liaison Committee
Relation to nuclear waste : Nirex refused project of a Rock Characterisation Facility in Sellafield for a deep disposal for intermediate level radioactive waste; actually in operation : surface storage of intermediate and high level waste in Sellafield, national disposal facility for low level waste in Drigg.
 
Hetherington, John Environmental Planning Manager at Cumbria County Council
 
Harwell Local Liaison Committee
Relation to nuclear waste : Intermediate level storage at UKAEA Harwell research Facility
 
Marshall, Mike President-Elect of the Society for Radiation Protection; consultant in radiation protection
 
Shetland Islands Council
Relation to nuclear waste : Dounreay site (reprocessing plant to be decommissioned, storing all levels of waste) . The Shetland Islands Council are members of Nuclear Free Local Authorities
 
Hamilton, Alastair Chartered Town planner at the Shetland Islands Council
Hawkins, Iris  
 
NGOs
Mann, Lorraine Scotland Against Nuclear Dumping, Consultant in Research and Analysis and PR
Western, Rachel Friends of the Earth, researcher
Woolley, Jamie UK Nuclear Free Local Authorities, lawyer
 

Operators

NIREX
Nirex was set up in the early 1980s by the nuclear industry, with the agreement of the Government, to examine safe, environmental and economic aspects of deep geological disposal of radioactive waste. It deals with intermediate-level waste, and also with some low-level waste.
 
Littleboy, Anna  
Murrey, Chris  
 
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, UKAEA
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) pioneered the development of nuclear energy in the UK. Today it is responsible for managing the decommissioning of the nuclear reactors and other radioactive facilities used for the nuclear research and development programme.
 
Broughton, David Project Manager at United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Love, June  
Punler, Colin Communications Manager at the Dounreay Nuclear Plant
 
BNFL
Monckton, Nigel  
 

 

Ministry of Defence

Dawson, Frederic  
 

Authorities

Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Fearn, Hugh Sinclair  
 

Experts

National Radiation Protection Board
Mobbs, Shelly Leader of Waste Management Group, Member of Cowam Steering Committee
 

 



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