User:Kardan/Atomic Threats In The Baltic Sea Region/Work section

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In this section we organize and coordinate the work on the Atomic Threats In The Baltic Sea Region project.

Contents

Preparations

Find some thoughts about tasks and responsibilities for this projects we gathered beforehand: July 2013 minutes

The first big planning meeting (programme) for the project took place on September 20-23, 2013 (including arrival/departure day). Venue was the project house in Döbeln (Germany). This was a good chance and important to start well with the project. Travel costs could be covered, if they were confirmed[1] beforehand with us.
To prepare this event we had a Skype conference on September 4th at 8 PM CET, a Skype conference on September 12th at 8 PM CET and a last Skype conference on 18th of September 2013 at 8 PM CET.

Roughly every two months we are having working meetings for the Atomic Threats In The Baltic Sea Region project. These meetings are supposed to develop the project, do important discussions and decisions, and they are a space for working groups and project groups to meet in person. Thus, they are a chance to work concentrated on a specific project. For instance, the book project utilizes these meetings to investigate on atomic facilities, to write articles and to give feedback and hints to each other.

These meetings can take place in different locations, and last for one week. It is not expected that everybody participates in all meetings. Travel costs for these meetings are covered up to 70% by the grant we received; if necessary, we can talk about covering more, too.

Currently there are no new working meetings scheduled.

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As a contact possibility, for coordination and clarification of urgent issues, we continuously have Skype conferences (or any other voice-over-ip conferences) to keep the process in a flow and to exchange on what has been done in the time between. It will also be easier to share tasks and be motivated for your own activities when hearing what others were doing.

Interested people and new activists with the Atomic Baltic network/project are always welcome to utilize this audio conference to come in touch with us and to get updated. Also everyone else, who just wants to take that chance of receiving an easy update of activities and happenings of the network is invited!

It is an open platform for everyone interested, you can bring up your topics and requests, and you can also volunteer to get involved.

The last Skype conference took place on December 27, 2014 at 8 PM CET. Please send[1] us your Skype names to get in touch with you for the conferences!

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Tasks, roles and responsibilities

This is an overview of important tasks, roles and responsibilities for the project.

The following task groups are active. On the group pages you find more information and possibilities to contact them:

  1. finances group
  2. coordination group
  3. media group

These groups still need to be set up. They are important for the projects and need people to commit to them:

  1. reach-out
    • social media (e.g. Facebook), email promotion, flyer/poster/...?
  2. promotion/inclusion of additional participants
    • involving, contacting new people
  3. website improvement
    • update, edit, improve website
    • also technical improvement
  4. networking
    • connect to groups in the Baltic Sea region
    • inform them about latest results of project
    • ask for their news
  5. secure communication
    • setup SSL for website
    • offer audio/video conferences via jitsi.org + pidgin.im (jabber/XMPP)
    • test other encrypted VOIP tools
    • test email encryption with people
    • raise awareness about privacy problems with commercial services
    • send updates about security problems (e.g. inform about repression, etc.)
  6. translations
    • translate contents of the website, articles, flyers etc. into other languages


These are tasks to be considered in each meeting:

  1. minutes keeper (meetings and voice-over-ip conferences)
    • can be changed/swapped everytime
  2. reminder
    • remind people of their commitments
  3. time keeper
    • can be changed/swapped everytime


Tasks connected to the book project:

  • investigations + text work
    • to have a realistic chance to finish the book within one year: at least 12 very committed people; for every work meeting they need to finish one article
  • proofreading
  • layout of book
  • translations: German, ... + ?
  • organize photos + right to publish them
  • asking for feedback of local groups/experts
  • promoting book
  • selling + shipment


Promotion

We want to involve as many interested and committed people and groups to this project as possible. Thus, we have to spread the word also about the "Atomic Threats In The Baltic Sea Region" project. A first call out invites individuals and organizations to the planning meeting and to join the project. Continuously we should consider who else to invite and to inform the interested public about the network/project and to motivate them to take part.


Media work

Though the project is very much an investigative and educational one, it is a great chance to spread the word on atomic risks and threats. Would be good to do media work to reach a wider audience with what we do. A first press release about the project to be started should be sent out in August to media.

Who wants to join the media group? And who can help with translations of media releases in other languages? - Please write[1] us!

Connected media releases:

Media coverage:


Additional financial resources

The grant we received provides a financial budget to get started. However, it can't cover everything - e.g. the later working meetings' travel costs are only covered by 70%. If you think we should be able to cover everything, we need to apply for more funding (or raise additional money otherwise). Volunteers for that task, please connect[1] to us!


Investigations

We calculated we would need at least 12 committed people to continuously investigate on all facilities in the region. So far, we found already more than 60 plants - and there could be more! We want to use five of our project meetings spread over the period between autumns 2013 and 2014 as deadlines to finish one topic per person and to publish a preliminary article on our website. Thus, we would have 60 articles in the end. However, as there are more articles, we also look for people who only want to commit to investigating on just one or a few facilties. Please contact[1] us if you can help!

Here is the list of facilities and articles. Bold marked topics already have someone to investigate and write the article about. If articles or drafts of articles already exist online, the topics are linked to them. You are welcome to proofread them, and please use the "discussion" page of the article to leaf your comments and a contact information (like email address, phone number...).

general topics

  • Radioactive contamination of the Baltic Sea
  • Åland in the shadow of nuclear power
  • Impacts of radioactivity in the Baltic Sea to Denmark
  • The (not only Baltic Sea-related) impacts of Chernobyl
  • Uranium Mining around the Baltic Sea
  • Nuclear transports across the Sea


Belarus

  • Atomic Policy in Belarus
- commercial nuclear power plants -


Denmark

  • Atomic Policy in Denmark
- repositories -
- other facilities -


Estonia

- repositories -
- uranium facilities -
  • Kombinat 7
- other facilities -
  • Sillamäe


Finland

- commercial nuclear power plants -
- repositories -
- uranium facilities -
  • Norilsk Harjavalta Nickel Oy uranium extraction facility
  • OMG Kokkola Chemicals Oy uranium extraction facility
  • proposed Ranua mining site
  • Sokli mining site
  • Talvivaara mining site
  • proposed Tervola mining site
  • Ylitornio mining site
- other facilities -


Germany

- commercial nuclear power plants -
- repositories -
- other facilities -


Latvia

- commercial nuclear power plants -
- repositories -
- other facilities -


Lithuania

- commercial nuclear power plants -
- repositories -


Norway

  • Atomic Policy in Norway
- other facilities -
  • research reactor at Halden (?)
  • research reactor at Kjeller (?)


Poland

- commercial nuclear power plants -
- repositories -
- uranium facilities -
- other facilities -


Russia

  • Atomic Policy in Russia
- commercial nuclear power plants -
- other facilities -
  • Soznovyj Bor waste burning & processing facilities
  • PIK research reactor


Sweden

- commercial nuclear power plants -
- repositories -
- uranium facilities -
  • Häggån
  • Kvarntorp experimental uranium extraction facility
  • failed Nianfors site
  • Ranstadsverket uranium extraction facility
  • Vinterviken/Liljeholmen experimental uranium extraction facility
- other facilities -


Appendix


Requirements for each facility article

Some of these requirements don't fit to certain types of plants - then you have to replace them by other reasonable basic information.

  • a picture of the facility that we are allowed to use
  • infobox with technical information about the facility, for example:
    • operator
    • capacity
    • (How much radiation it sets free?)
    • when started to build, when will be ready, delays... (depending of facility)
    • how much a power plant produces
    • type of reactor
    • about exploration sites: Sizes
    • how much waste a reactor produces per year, information about the fuel
    • how many employees
    • number of people living around the facility
    • number of accidents
  • short text (1'500 characters max.)
  • contact details of critical groups working against this facility
    • group name, phone, email, website, postal address
  • links to operator and critical websites

  1. For protection against automatical email address robots searching for addresses to send spam to them this email address has been made unreadable for them. To get a correct mail address you have to displace "AT" by the @-symbol.

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