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Cafe Scientifique-The evolution of radioactive waste management in the UK

18th July 2017

Cafe Scientifique-The evolution of radioactive waste management in the UK

Radioactive waste has been generated from commercial nuclear reactors since the opening of Calder Hall in 1956. This talk will present a pictorial journey through the evolution of waste management practices in the UK to the present day including sea dumping, surface storage and the quest for a national Geological Disposal Facility.

Dr Chris Wilding, Chartered Physicist has over 30 years experience in radioactive waste management, decommissioning operations and strategic assessments. Chris has developed a range of radioactive waste treatment processes and plant, including cementation and liquid effluent treatment. Chris also has experience in deriving wasteform specifications and waste acceptance criteria. He has extensive Central and Eastern European experience including decontamination of the A1 fuel pond at Bohunice, working on the SIP contained water management plan for the Shelter Object at Chernobyl. Chris Wilding is a co-author of several IAEA technical documents.


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