Julia Mareike Neles
Julia Mareike Neles
Julia Mareike Neles

Julia Mareike Neles

Head of Nuclear Waste Management Subdivision
Nuclear Engineering & Facility Safety

Special Expertise

Preparation of studies and expert opinions for administrations, competent authorities and politics especially on storage, final disposal, radioactive waste management and public participation.

Methodological focuses:

  • Analysis and evaluation of specific issues
  • Formulation of recommendations for action
  • Implementation and monitoring of participation processes
  • Communication to the public of technically complex matters

Key Projects

  • Contribution to several projects to "Implementation of international regulatory rules (WENRA) in the regulatory framework in Germany for nuclear supply and waste man-agement facilities" (commissioned by: Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) on behalf of Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB))
  • Contribution to the German Report and Analysis of Member States Reports concerning the sixth Review Meeting of the Joint Convention on Nuclear Waste Management (commissioned by: Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) on behalf of Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB))
  • “Safety related aspects of the long term storage of spent fuel and vitrified high-level wastes” and additional projects on the topic storage of spent fuel and high-level waste (commissioned by: Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) mbH on behalf of Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB))
  • Corrosion damage prevention of drums for radioactive waste with negligible heat generation in Schleswig-Holstein including storage register; Report of the task group “Corrosion damage prevention by storing radioactive waste” of the regulatory body of Schleswig-Holstein (commissioned by: Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Areas of the regional state Schleswig-Holstein)
  • Teaching material for middle and high schools: Management of radioactive waste (funded by Stiftung Zukunftserbe)
  • In search of Germany's HAW Disposal Site - A Toolbox for Workshops, Talks and Roadshows about the Site Selection Process in Germany (funded by Stiftung Zukunftserbe)

Publication

Kernenergie — Eine Technik für die Zukunft? (Nuclear Energy - A Technology for the Future?)
Springer-Verlag, Technik im Focus, 2012, 228 S. 27 Abb., 7 in Farbe, ISBN 978-3-642-24328-8

Commissions

  • Member of the Nuclear Waste Management Commission (ESK) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and of the ESK Committee on waste conditioning, transport and interim storage (AZ).
  • Member of the German expert group for the deep repositories of Switzerland (Expertengruppe Schweizer Tiefenlager, ESchT)

Professional Training and Career

  • 1989 – 1993: Undergraduate studies in Environmental and Hygiene Engineering, specializing in waste, water and wastewater, at the Gießen-Friedberg University of Applied Sciences; graduated with the title Diplom-Ingenieur (FH) für Umwelt- und Hygienetechnik
  • 1994 – 1999: Project engineer and consultant for the higher supervisory authority, for municipalities, the private sector and individuals in the fields of contaminated sites, remedial action, disposal management and landfill engineering
  • With the Öko-Institut since 1999

Language Skills

English