Protest against biomass in Pierrelatte, France

AREVA reconverted a uranium enrichment plant to biomass. The new plant cast a shadow over a neighbouring farm and reduced its agricultural output, forcing the farmer into bankruptcy.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Illegal biomass extraction, Land use conflicts
Resources solid wood
Issues 2 economical, 3 social, 4 ecological
Keywords Biomass, protest, agriculture
Start date 20.01.2014
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity peaceful action
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests The company which specialicies on atomic energy converts part of the facility in bioenergy plant which would require some wood mobilization in the region.
Barriers for dialogue NGOs are sure that some of NATURA 200 sites will be desproyed by wood mobilization, local people are concerned that 17 jobs are threatened
Forums for dialogue open and trustworthy dialog
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation