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Advanced training course: Geomicrobiology in radioactive waste disposal

8th October 2018 to 11th October 2018



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SCK•CEN and the MIND project are organising an advanced training course on geomicrobiology in radioactive waste disposal.

The objective of this advanced training course is to provide state-of-the-art knowledge and insight into the geomicrobiology phenomena related to the geological disposal of radioactive waste.  The focus will be on performance assessment of the geological disposal environment and the engineered barrier systems for high-level and long-lived intermediate level waste using the knowledge of geomicrobiology processes.

Several case studies from different European Member States will be highlighted.  Lectures on advanced analysing techniques will complemented by technical visits to the SCK•CEN research laboratories in microbiology and the underground laboratory for waste disposal research.

Geological disposal of radioactive waste represents a challenge where social and technical aspects blend with regard to the design, implementation and post-construction management of the installation. For this reason, a dedicated panel discussion will be focusing on the impact of the inclusion of microbiology on expert conceptualisation and public perception of geological disposal.

See the MIND website for further information: www.mind15.eu/okategoriserade/advanced-training-course-geomicrobiology-in-radioactive-waste-disposal-october-8-11th-2018/

See the SCK•CEN website for further information and to register: academy.sckcen.be/en/Customised_trainings/Calendar/Training-course-MIND-20181008-20181011-51fa23f7-1717-e811-80c9-ecf4bbc6e827