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17 - 21 July 2017
Christ's College,
Cambridge, UK

33rd Annual Decommissioning & Radioactive Waste Management Summer School

Benefit from practical sessions, unique networking experiences and 4 nights accommodation provided by Christ's College in Cambrige.


Radiological Protection Summer Shool - 3 - 7 July 2017

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Programme Highlights

Global Decommissioning Strategy Updates

Global decommissioning strategy updates from a variety of countries

  • Waste management from a local stakeholder perspective – the Scandinavian view
  • An update from Germany: the status and developments in decommissioning
  • Radioactive waste management and decommissioning in Finland
EU Regulatory Updates

Updates on EU and international regulations, policies, and guidelines

  • Nuclear energy and radioactive waste management in the European Union
  • Regulation at nuclear sites
  • The NDA’s strategy for decommissioning and clean-up of the UK’s civil public sector nuclear sites
Technical Insights

Technical insights into characterisation, clearance and transport of radioactive waste

  • Understanding the management of low level and intermediate level waste
  • Defining characterisation
  • UK radioactive waste transport
  • Radioactive land remediation and final site clearance
Case Studies
  • Decommissioning Sellafield
  • Decommissioning kept simple – a Dounreay Experience
  • Decommissioning of the Dragon Reactor

What Will Be Discussed?

Interactive Sessions
  • Characterisation of Waste - Assess information provided on potential sampling and analysis scenarios
  • Remediation of Radioactive Land - Develop a plan for remediation of radioactive land, taking into consideration issues such as regulations, funding and technical processes
  • Decommissioning and Safe Management of Radioactive Waste - Work in groups to tackle key issues presented
What Will You Learn?

Walk away with a thorough understanding of: 

  • The nuclear energy agenda in the EU
  • Key considerations in the decommissioning process, including risk management, contracts and financing
  • Characterisation techniques and challenges
  • Disposal for different waste types with a focus on geological and deep geological disposal
Who Will You Meet?

       Representatives from:

  • The nuclear industry
  • Decommissioning service providers
  • Consultancies working in the decommissioning and radioactive waste area
  • Government
  • Laboratories
  • Nuclear reactor manufacturers


Accommodation Provided!

Your course registration fee includes four nights’ accommodation provided by Christ’s College in Cambridge.


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