Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste: The role of Geoscience

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Invited talks and panel reviewing the role played by the geosphere in deep geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste

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Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste: The role of Geoscience:

A series of invited talks and panel discussion reviewing the critical role played by the geosphere in deep geological disposal of radioactive waste

27th September 2021 (N.B. MONDAY), 09.30 to 17.00.

Cloth Hall Court, University of Leeds city centre venue, Quebec St LS1 2HA

Joint Meeting of the Yorkshire Geological Society and RWM (Radioactive Waste Management: the public organisation established by Government responsible for planning and geological disposal of radioactive waste in the UK.)

Convened by M Bowman, F McEvoy and J Turner

Convenors: M Bowman (Yorkshire Geological Society & University of Manchester), F McEvoy (British Geological Survey) and J Turner (RWM - Radioactive Waste Management) Session Chairs: Mike Daly (GSL & University of Oxford), Cherry Tweed (RWM) and Chris Jackson (University of Manchester)

The UK is in a live site selection process to engage communities interested in hosting a GDF in their local area, onshore or inshore. Site selection and GDF delivery is led by RWM, a part of the NDA Group and responsible for delivering a solution to disposing of UK’s radioactive waste. In common with almost all other countries, UK government favours deep geological disposal as the safest way of containing and isolating the waste such that it cannot harm people or the environment.

This meeting aims to inform its audience of the critical role played by the geosphere in deep geological disposal. Attendees will hear talks by invited experts that provide a summary and update on the UK GDF programme, and which explore the methods used to characterize the subsurface and model the operational and post-closure evolution of potential GDF sites. (Talks: 30 minutes each plus 10 minutes Q&A to allow ample opportunity for the audience to participate.

Provisional Programme includes : Jon Gluyas (University of Durham), Jonathan Turner (RWM, UK) , Fiona McEvoy (BGS, UK) , Kaj Ahlbom (SKB, Sweden) , Tim Vietor (Nagra, Switzerland) , Penny Harvey (Manchester) Neil Chapman (Sheffield).

Final Q&A Panel moderated by Chris Jackson (Manchester)

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