Geological disposal of higher activity waste - current position and some key research challenges

Wednesday 17 November,  Barton Grange Hotel, Garstang Road, Barton, Preston, Lancashire PR3 5AA

The UK has an extensive legacy of higher activity waste (HAW), some of which has been treated for storage and disposal. Now that nuclear power reactors are at last being proposed for our secure low-carbon energy source, there is a pressing need to show that they and their radioactive waste can be credibly managed.

In England and Wales, an implementation programme for a national geological disposal facility (GDF) was launched in 2008, and research and planning work is underway to deal with the various types and quantities of waste which would be involved in such a storage facility.

IChemE North Lancashire Members Group is delighted to offer a free presentation given by professor Katherine Morris of the Research Centre for Radwaste and Decommissioning, in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Science, The University of Manchester.

Prof. Morris' presentation will explain the problems and proposals associated with the method of disposal within the process of reducing uncertainties in the GDF safety case, touching in addition other studies of radionuclides, to illustrate the importance of research in addressing the hazardous legacy materials.

Light refreshments are available from 18:30, presentation at 18:45
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