Marcos Buser, born 1949 geologist and social scientist, has been working in the field of nuclear energy and chemo-toxic hazardous waste management for more than 40 years. He oversees major waste projects in Switzerland as well as in neighboring countries and works closely with universities, research institutes, international institutions, government agencies and private engineering firms. Marcos Buser was chairman/member of expert commissions, such as the EKRA expert commission for the Swiss repository concept (1999-2002), the Swiss Federal Commission for Nuclear Safety (2008 – 2012) or several expert commissions in the field of industrial landfill remediation. He was president of the control commission of the international Mont Terri research laboratory for radioactive waste. He is involved in projects in the field of underground disposal / disposal of hazardous chemical-toxic wastes in former salt mines.
Marcos Buser works as an expert for various institutions, writing studies and publishing books on issues related to the final disposal of highly toxic wastes and the consequences of toxic waste disposal for future societies. His sociological studies focused on structural and governance issues in the environmental area.
Full CV and publications: 2021KurCV-MarcosBuser-N2.pdf
Walter Wildi, born on 17 August 1948, studied geology at the ETH in Zurich. He earned his spurs in applied geology while still a student, when from 1970-1971 he carried out geological mapping and gallery surveys on behalf of the geological consulting firm Dr. H. Jäckli (Höngg) as part of the initial investigations for the search of a site for the storage of low-level radioactive waste in the Tafeljura region of Aargau. After completing his dissertation, working and study visits to Morocco, the Université de Paris Jussieu and research positions at the ETH Zurich and the University of Fribourg, he was elected full professor in geology at the University of Geneva. Walter Wildi held this position from 1986 until his retirement in 2013, teaching namely topics in environmental geology, geomorphology, glacial geology, waste disposal, contaminated sites, limnogeology, interdisciplinary environmental microbiology (geological aspects). During this time he also held numerous public functions, notably in the service of the Swiss government, and chaired the Swiss Geological Commission, the Federal Geological Commission, the expert group “Disposal Concepts for Radioactive Waste”, the Cantonal Expert Group Wellenberg and the Federal Commission for the Safety of Nuclear Installations (KSA).
Full CV and publications: https://www.unige.ch/forel/GpGeoEcotox/EquipeGeoEcotox/WalterWildi.html