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New NDA Direct Research Portfolio framework announced

Industrial and academic members of the South West Nuclear Hub have been successful in the recent announcement of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Direct Research Portfolio framework. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) mission is to clean up the UK’s earliest nuclear sites safely, securely and cost-effectively with care for people and the environment. The Universities of […]

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Nuclear Waste Decommissioning Research Forum 2020

Join scientists and engineers that are delivering research and development for decommissioning and waste management in the UK and abroad.

Our annual showcase for R&D is attended by a broad range of delegates, including senior figures within the UK civil nuclear industry. Learn about the mission, build contacts, collaborate on ideas, and challenge the status quo.

Topics covered include site remediation and decommissioning; characterisation, treatment, packaging, conditioning and disposal, waste management and storage; and land management.

Posters from doctoral and post-doctoral researchers are welcome.

Ticket Information

Register for free tickets on Eventbrite.

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Abstract and Poster Submissions

If you are interested in presenting or have a poster to display, please contact Geoff.x.randall@sellafieldsites.com

Nuclear Waste & Decommissioning Research Forum

The Nuclear Waste and Decommissioning Research Forum is a cross industry group that aims to enhance coordination of R&D and technical programmes across UK Site Restoration and Integrated Waste Management activities.

Its membership includes representatives from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)Radioactive Waste Management (RWM)Site Licence Companies, regulators and organisations with significant nuclear decommissioning liabilities.

 

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ATLANTIC Annual Meeting 2020

This is the 1st Annual Meeting of the ATLANTIC Consortium and is the annual showcase for our research.

About this Event

This is the 1st Annual Meeting of the ATLANTIC Consortium and will bring together academics, researchers and industrial stakeholders with an interest in accident tolerant fuels.

The meeting will take place over 2 days - Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd January 2020 - and will include oral presentations from our researchers as well as invited speakers.

The meeting dinner will be held on the evening of the 21st January 2020 under the Harrier Jump Jet at IWM North.

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TRANSCEND Theme Meetings – Lancaster

The TRANSCEND theme meetings will be held on 11th and 12th November 2019 at The Conference Centre, Lancaster University. We will be running two parallel sessions on each day:

Monday 11th November: Theme 1 Integrated Waste Management and  Theme 2 Site Decommissioning & Waste Management

Tuesday 12th November: Theme 3 Spent Fuels and Theme 4 Nuclear Materials

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TRANSCEND (Transformative Science and Engineering for Nuclear Decommissioning) is a collaborative research consortium of 11 universities and 8 industry partners.

The £9.4million research programme comprises 40 projects which will address some of the key challenges within the areas of nuclear decommissioning and waste management.

The work of the consortium continues, rationalises and extends that previously undertaken on DISTINCTIVE (Decommissioning, Immobilisation and Storage Solutions for Nuclear Waste Inventories) with increased breadth, particularly in bringing together the academic and industrial communities to take more of a whole lifecycle approach to decommissioning and waste management.

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Searching for a UK Geological Disposal Facility

Radioactive Waste Management - Professor Cherry Tweed

 

Credit: NDA

Early in 2019, Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) embarked on a search to find a site for a geological disposal facility (GDF) for the UK’s higher-activity radioactive waste.  This waste has been generated from more than 60 years of the use of nuclear technologies in the UK, for power generation, industry, research, defence and medicine and is currently stored safely in surface facilities around the UK.

A Geological Disposal Facility (GDF), made up of deep underground vaults and tunnels, is internationally recognised as the best option for the long-term management of our higher activity radioactive waste. Geological disposal involves:

  • isolating the radioactive waste in sealed vaults and tunnels deep underground, between 200 metres and 1000 metres below the surface
  • containing the radioactivity while it decays naturally over time

thus preventing radioactivity from ever reaching the surface in levels that could cause harm.

A GDF will provide significant economic benefits to a host community over its 100+ year operating lifetime.

Credit: NDA

The process to find a site for a GDF is a consent-based process with communities at its heart. Our aim is to find a suitable site and a willing community who will decide for themselves if they are willing to host a GDF.

This talk will provide an overview of the technology behind geological disposal, describe the journey with communities to find a site and highlight some of the experience we can learn from other countries involved in similar projects.

Registration

The event starts at 5.30pm for refreshments with the talk beginning at 6pm.

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Speaker

Professor Cherry Tweed is the Chief Scientific Advisor to Radioactive Waste Management and an Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham.

She has an MA in Natural Sciences and a PhD in Materials Science from Cambridge University and over 25 years’ experience in geological disposal.

Radioactive Waste Management Ltd. aims to deliver a geological disposal facility and provide radioactive waste management solutions.

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TRANSCEND First Annual Meeting

The 1st Annual Meeting of the TRANSCEND consortium is being held on the 3rd & 4th April at The Apex City of Bath Hotel. The meeting dinner will be on the 3rd April at The Roman Baths and Pump Room.

This is the 1st Annual Meeting of the TRANSCEND Consortium and it will bring together academics, researchers and industrial stakeholders from across the civil nuclear sector. The meeting is the annual showcase for our research and is a good opportunity to meet with others involved with nuclear waste and decommissioning.

The meeting will take place over 2 days and will include oral and poster presentations from our researchers as well as keynote speakers.

Wednesday 3rd April

  • Theme 1 Integrated Waste Management
  • Theme 2 Site Decommissioning & Remediation

Thursday 4th April

  • Theme 3 Spent Fuels
  • Theme 4 Nuclear Materials
  • Links to ongoing research

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Registration

Tickets are free and can be found on Eventbrite.

For more information contact Dr Lois S Tovey ( l.tovey@leeds.ac.uk).

The TRANSCEND programme

TRANSCEND is a collaborative research consortium of 11 universities and 8 industry partners. The £9.4 million EPSRC research programme comprises 40 projects which will address some of the key challenges within nuclear decommissioning and waste management.

The work of the consortium continues, rationalises and extends that previously undertaken on DISTINCTIVE with increased breadth, particularly in bringing together the academic and industrial communities to take more of a whole life cycle approach to decommissioning and waste management.

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