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Final Repository ASSE (D)
Final Repository Gorleben (D)
Final Repository Schacht KONRAD (D)
Final Repository Morsleben (D)
Nuclear Complex La Hague (F)
Swiss Final Disposal Plans (CH)
Uranium - A Deadly Material

For the international work we produced some multi-language materials. You can download the pdf documents here or order the printed paper versions at the German Youth Environmental Office.

Contents

Overview of Materials

All materials have been printed - you can order them or download and print them yourself.

  • Uranium - A Deadly Material - Flyer about the uranium chain:
    • mining, conversion, enrichment, fuel fabrication, operation in nuclear power plants and reprocessing
    • it shows that uranium (nuclear) power affects the climate in each stage of the fuel chain and that it produces much waste with no perspective for a safe final disposal
    • there is also a strong connection between processing uranium in enrichment facilities and reprocessing units and the production of nuclear weapons
    • English: 144 dpi, 600 dpi
    • Finnish: 144 dpi, 600 dpi
    • German: 144 dpi, 600 dpi
    • Russian: 144 dpi, 600 dpi
  • Protest Postcards Against Uranium Mining in Finland - self-printed postcards


Final Disposal Sites

  • Gorleben - planned final repository for high level radioactive waste; officially called "exploratory" mine; situated in a salt dome
    • located in the "Wendland" region of Lower Saxony
    • currently a moratorium prevents the continuation of the mining works; not yet permitted to be used for nuclear issues
    • English: 144dpi, 600 dpi
    • German: 144 dpi, 600 dpi
  • ASSE - old final repository for low and medium level radioactive waste; officially called to be a "research" mine; situated in a salt dome
    • located by Wolfenbüttel near to Brunswick (Braunschweig)
    • currently no more reposition of new radioactive waste; in the process of decommissioning
    • English: 144 dpi, 600 dpi
    • German: small solution, high solution
  • Schacht KONRAD - permitted but not yet used final disposal site for low and medium level radioactive waste; situated in an old iron mine
    • located by Salzgitter near to Brunswick (Braunschweig)
    • currently permitted to be used for nuclear issues but not yet in usage
    • English: 144 dpi, 600 dpi
    • German: 144 dpi, 600 dpi
  • Morsleben - old final repository for low and medium level radioactive waste; founded by the former GDR; situated in an old salt mine
    • located between Brunswick (Braunschweig) and Magdeburg
    • currently no more reposition of new radioactive waste; in the process of decommissioning
    • English: 144 dpi, 600 dpi
    • German: 144 dpi, 600 dpi
    • Research paper on safety and security issues in Morsleben: German (28,5 MB)
  • Switzerland - overview about the planned final disposal sites in Switzerland


Other Sites


It is planned to print further flyers about nuclear facilities in Europe:

  • Finnish nuclear sites - Finnish, English
  • Swiss final disposal site - French
  • Russian Kola NPP - Russian + English
  • Belarusian Nuclear Policy - Russian + English


All materials shall be translated to other languages, too, and will be provided for download on this webpage when finished.


Events

All materials have been printed - you can order them or download and print them yourself.


Network

The location of “Under the surface – Om bergen faller sönder“ produced in 2010/11 is the Hotagen, a mountain area in the North of Sweden. The documentary has been produced by film director Klara Sager from Sweden. Young, well-educated geo-engineers and technicians are hiking through a beautiful landscape in search for uranium, without any feeling, about what will happen to that amazing place of earth if one day uranium mining starts. On the other side, you have normal local people, elderly, who do not want uranium mining nor uranium prospecting happen in their land. It is interesting to see, that Swedish people who are against uranium mining are not young students or “hippy”-type activists, but normal, elderly people. Under the surface also brings to light another kind of modern generation conflict – technicians and engineers fresh from the university working for international mining companies against elderly local people, grocery shopkeepers, housewives and the indigenous Sami, reindeer herders, with a totally different concept of nature and living.[1]
Flyer to motivate people to become active on an international level and to subscribe to mailing lists or newsletters.
Feedback sheet to join the network - to send contact information to the network and to join projects, meetings or subscribe mailing lists / newsletters.


Order Printed Materials

You can order printed materials at the cost of the mailing expenses from the German Youth Environmental Office:

Nuclear Heritage Network
Am Bärental 6
D-04720 Ebersbach OT Mannsdorf
Germany

phone: +49 3431 5894177 email: contact AT nuclear-heritage.net[2]


Presentations

These are presentations/lectures offered by activists and experts of the Nuclear Heritage Network. You are free to use the files for your anti-nuclear work and events. And you are welcome to invite the speakers given in the contact information to give these presentations in your place.

It is a presentation of the Nuclear Heritage Network, its basic ideas and targets as well as it is showing some international activities people of the Network took part in.
The presentation takes some 30 minutes. It can also be offered in German.
This slide show is about nuclear facilities in Germany, major German policy on the nuclear field and about the final disposal projects in this countries. It also includes some information on planned anti-nuclear activities.
As some details change frequently it is necessary to check before using the presentation for updates on the data.
The presentation takes some 60 minutes, depending on the deepth of the lecture. It can also be offered in German.
Based on pictures of anti-nuclear actions in Germany you will get an overview about the diversity of actions in the German anti-nuclear movement, its successes and strategies in the struggle against nuclear power.
Duration: some 30 minutes
Technical requirements: digital projector & screen, computer/laptop
Presentation about the Fukushima disaster including information about the accident, status of the Fukushima reactors, additional accidents and incidents, political reactions and health impacts of the catastrophe.
The slides are currently provided in German only, but the presentation can be held in English, too.
Duration: some 90 minutes including questions
Technical requirements: digital projector & screen, computer/laptop
Information about the Chernobyl site, basic facts of the accidents, rescue measurements, radiation doses, consequences of the catastrophe, lies of authorities and politicians, Chernobyl as a political symbol and conclusions. 62 slides with images of the accident and from Belarus (victims of the accident, liquidators, "empty villages", actions).
The slides are currently provided in German only, but the presentation can be held in English, too.
Duration: some 2 hours
Technical requirements: digital projector & screen, computer/laptop


Nuclear Waste

Presentation on the current nuclear waste situation in Germany (as of November 2011), on the history of the Castor protests and overview on the scheduled actions, events, camps and info points at the 2011 Castor transport from La Hague (F) to Gorleben (D).
Four short movies combined to the lecture motivate for the participation in the Castor protests: ER KOMMT, Immer wenn der Castor rollt, Du schreibst Geschichte, Gorleben lebt.
The slides and films (except for "Immer wenn der Castor rollt") are currently provided in German only, but the presentation can be held in English, too.
Duration: some 1 to 2 hours (including talks)
Technical requirements: digital projector & screen, computer/laptop
This lecture gives an overview about the disposal of nuclear waste in Germany, the four more or less "official" final repositories for radioactive materials and about basic challenges of the final disposal of longterm radioactive waste. It takes some 60 minutes including a little bit of time to ask questions and to have some discussions. The presentation can be offered also in German.
Huge amounts of dangerous long-term radioactive nuclear waste are produced by nuclear power plants - it's not only a threat for people and environment today, but also for future generations over about 1,000,000 years. No safe final disposal site has been found anywhere in the world during the last more than 50 years - and this lecture explains why the aim of a safe final disposal of nuclear waste is anyway impossible.
On the example of the nuclear waste situation in Germany - where four so-called final disposal sites were in operation or are proposed to be used for that issue - the challenges of final disposal will be showed. The lecture will also discuss the Scandinavian concept for final disposal of nuclear waste and show that this model is even worse.
The event will be held in English by the German campaigner and journalist Falk Beyer. He did studies and research on the history of the former GDR final disposal site Morsleben and published several publications on this topic.
The Scandinavian disposal concepts will be a topic for discussion afterwards, and at the end we´ll get to see a video concerning the topic.
Shaft of the Morsleben repository mine
  • MORSLEBEN REPOSITORY
In 1969 the site selection for the proposed central nuclear waste repository of the GDR was made for Morsleben at the in those days border between FRG and GDR near Helmstedt. Up to the end of the GDR about 15,000 m³ of low level and medium level radioactive waste were stored there. After the reunion the federal government did not give up the dangerous "stalactite cave" (cite Greenpeace), but stored even more: some additional 22,000 m³. Morsleben is faced to water influx and collapse danger, besides the intolerable geologic conditions.
Informationen:
Booklet "Die (DDR-)Geschichte des Atommüll-Endlagers Morsleben" - Teil 1, Teil 2 German
Research paper: "Security Policies am Beispiel des Endlagers Morsleben" German
Website of the Greenkids' Morsleben project
Based on photos and historical documents this lecture provides an extensive introduction to the history of the so-called "final" repository Morsleben. All relevant aspects examined by the "Morsleben project" will be discussed in this event. The experience with this presentation showed us that this is a "heavy" information event due to the mass of facts and documents. It is not recommended for an audience looking for a "light" slide show to be lulled by.
The slide show can be downloaded here, though the scanned documents and photos need some coments by a speaker to get the meaning of them.
The slide show includes copies of documents of the German Federal Archives that can only be copied, distributed and used with permission of the Federal Archives. Thus, you must not use them besides for the information events the slides are supposed to be provided for.
The slides are currently only provided in German, but the presentation can be held in English, too.
Duration: some 1 1/2 to 3 hours (including breaks)
Technical requirements: digital projector & screen, computer/laptop
This is slide show on the resistance against the repository in Morsleben is shorter and less information overloaded compared to the "Einblicke in die Tiefen eines Endlagers".
Also here an introduction to the history of the so-called "final" repository is provided based in photos and historical documents. The main focus are the phases of the resistance. The presentation provides an impression of the diversity and explains the backgrounds of the criticism on the nuclear waste dump.
The slide show can be downloaded here, though the scanned documents and photos need some coments by a speaker to get the meaning of them. The additional list of key points capability to compensate this aspect is very limited.
The slide show includes copies of documents of the German Federal Archives that can only be copied, distributed and used with permission of the Federal Archives. Thus, you must not use them besides for the information events the slides are supposed to be provided for.
The slides are currently only provided in German, but the presentation can be held in English, too.
Duration: some 1 1/2 to 2 hours (including breaks)
Technical requirements: digital projector & screen, computer/laptop
List of key points German
In an informal talk we exchange knowledge about the ERAM and figure out what information you are particularly interested in. In this group the contributor will tell about the site selection procedure, the reposition of waste, the operation of Stasi informants at the plant, safety problems, the resistance against the ERAM and whatever you would like to know.
This event often already took place, and there has been good experience with this format. Based on this roundtable, new appointments for the consolidation of knowledge, activities etc. can originate easily.
Duration: depending on the interest of the participants it can take between half an hour up to several hours
technical requirements: none
  • Final Repository Morsleben (Germany) - A Collapsing Salt Mine in the Process of Closure - (contact: Falk Beyer, Falk AT nuclear-heritage.net)
The former central final disposal site of the GDR is situated some 100 km east of Hannover and some 180 km east of Berlin in the German state Saxony-Anhalt. It is a former salt mine with a number of safety problems such as the danger of collapse, water flooding the mine and other problems resulting from an unsuitable geological situation.
Since 2003 the operator of the repository - the federal office for radiation protection (BfS) - is introducing some 800,000 cubic meters of "salt concrete" (a mixture of salt, concrete and further materials) into the caverns to "stabilize" the mine. In August 2009, the operator had to admit that a cavern with nuclear waste will cave-in soon: Some 20,000 tons of the repository will cave-in. That would effect the surface like a small earthquake, they said. This would not be the first cave-in in Morsleben.
The salt concrete is particularly responsible for this threat: The weight of the concrete is adding forces to the salt structures of the mine and will probably cause a collapse of the concerned cavern.
The presentation covers the history and current safety issues of the German final repository Morsleben. Morsleben is currently in the process of being shut down. On October 22nd, the public consultation process regarding the closure concept began. However, it will never be possible to make Morsleben completely safe, as it is already affected by water leakages into the mine, as well as cave-ins of large parts of the caverns.
Duration: some 30 minutes
Lecture and information event on the so-called "final" repository for nuclear waste in Morsleben/Sachsen-Anhalt (D) including films.
The information event starts with a historical documentary ("Morsleben - und was wir dagegen haben") produced by Greenkids e.V. in 1995 made in bad quality but giving an impression of the early resistance of the youth environmental organization against the ERAM repository. The actual lecture takes some 30-45 minutes, and will be closed by a documentary on the cave-in risk produced by the operator of the repository, the BfS emphasizing the safety issues discussed before.
The information event provides basic knowledge in the history of the ERAM repository, legal procedures, resistance, lawsuits and threats, and it informs about the operators plans to close the plant leaving the dangerous waste in the mine faced with risks of flooding, collapse and release of the radioactive inventory.
The slides are currently only provided in German, but the presentation can be held in English, too.
Duration: some 2 hours
This documentary was the very first video production of Greenkids e.V. and was made in 1996. The lack of experience with the medium video is obvious. Nevertheless, this documentary provides a good impression of the spirits against the Morsleben repository in the 1990s.
The documentary can be lent without a contributer, of course. Copying and distribution of the video is fine. However, we recommend a combination of the screening with another element in respect of content, e.g. the roundtable on the Morsleben repository.
Duration: some 15 minutes
technical requirements: video recorder or DVD player, TV respectively monitor or projector and screen


Other Sources

This is an overview of good brochures and other materials from other organizations. We provide both the download links as well as the homepages of the organizations where you can order these specific materials.

Radioactive Contamination of the Baltic Sea

Uranium

Leukaemia

Nuclear Waste

Climate and Nuclear Power

Nuclear Accidents

  • LEGACY - documentary about a nuclear accident in the nuclear facility Dounreay/Scottland (UK)


  1. The review on the film "Under the Surface" was published by Magnus Isacsson, independent film maker in Montreal on http://www.socialdoc.net/magnus/2011/06/02/uranium-film-festival-of-brazil/ as at October 25, 2011
  2. 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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