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Delivering safe geological disposal of nuclear waste, London

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03 April 2017

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As a pioneer of nuclear technology, the UK has accumulated a diverse legacy of higher-activity radioactive waste.

This evening lecture, based on the paper that won the James Watt Medal in 2016, will discuss plans for implementing UK government policy for the safe geological disposal of UK’s radioactive waste.

Delegates will:

  • Learn more about the safety of geological disposal of nuclear waste
  • Discuss the challenges in the design, construction and operation of a project with a lifetime of more than 100 years
  • Understand how to ensure safety during the transport, operational and post-closure phases
  • Look at commonalities between the UK project and international experiences in this topic
  • Discuss the key developments to be expected in the coming years

The presentation will be followed by questions and answers session and a drinks reception.


18:00 Registration and refreshments
18:30 Welcome from the Chair
18:35 Main lecture
19:15 Questions and answers session 
19:35 Summation from the Chair
19:40 Drinks reception
20:30 Close

The paper that forms the basis of this presentation won the James Watt Medal at the 2016 ICE Annual Award Ceremony. This medal is awarded for papers that have substantial mechanical engineering content​.

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