The nuclear waste problem – its risks, solution options and reality in the world [English] – Jan Haverkamp, expert consultant on nuclear power, Greenpeace Central and Eastern Europe

Risks of geological deep repositories – technical objectives vs. Myths [German] – Roman Lahodynsky, retired senior scientist & lecturer of Geological Hazards at Institute of Safety & Risk Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna


Topic section I. What are the pros of the EU Nuclear Waste Directive?

Summary of initial results from reports of member states [English] – Borislava Batandjieva-Metcalf, Policy Officer at Unit “Nuclear Energy Technology, Nuclear Waste and Decommissioning”, DG Energy, European Commission

Problematic aspects of Directive 2011/70/Euratom [English] - Gabriele Mraz, expert working for the Austrian Institute of Ecology, Vienna


Audio of the first part of the conference.


Germany’s restart in searching for the site for a deep repository for highly radioactive waste [German] – Michael Sailer, Berlin, nuclear safety and waste management expert; CEO of Öko-Institut e.V., member of the former Nuclear Waste Committee of German Federal Parliament and German Federal Council


Audio of the second part of the conference.


Topic section II. Where to put Czech nuclear waste?

Catch a tiger by the toe [Czech] – Edvard Sequens, energy consultant, Calla – Association for Preservation of the Environment

Czech state versus municipalities [Czech] – Petr Nohava, Mayor of Pluhův Žďár and speaker of Platform Against the Deep Repository


Topic section III. Criteria in selecting sites for the repository 

Results of comparative analysis of Czech criteria for repository selection in an international context [German] – Veronika Ustohalova, Senior Researcher, Nuclear Engineering and Facility Safety, Öko-Institut e.V. Darmstadt  

Czech plan for method of use of selection criteria [Czech] – Matěj Machek, scientist, Department of Tectonics and Geodynamics, Institute of Geophysics, Czech Academy of Sciences


Radioactive waste management (RWM): Can Scandinavia be an example for the Czech Republic? [English] – Johan Swahn, Director of MKG, Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review 


Short contributions by conference participants about the situation around repository location in other countries

  • Todor Todorov, Za Zemiata / Friends of The Earths Bulgaria
  • Marcin Harembski, Association 'Common Earth', Poland
  • Liviu Gheorge, Terra Mileniul III, Romania
  • Vladimir Sliviak, ECO DEFENCE Moskva, Russia
  • Andrey Ozharovskiy, Russian Social-Ecological Union / Friends of The Earths Russia


Audio of the final part of the conference.


Invitation for download.