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Safe and sustainable back-end of the fuel cycle conference (SSFC 2020)

18th May 2020 to 19th May 2020

Hotel Pyramida
Bělohorská 24
Prague 6
Czech Republic

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————— Postponement Announcement —————

Due to Corona virus situation the organising committee of the Safe and Sustainable Fuel Cycle Back-End (SSFC) has decided to make few changes to this year’s conference.  The first change is a new date (September 29-30) and the second change is about the conference subject and programme (in order to avoid troubles with travel constraints and limitations).

This year the conference will be focused on research and development in the fuel cycle back-end in the Czech Republic.  The aim is to present the results of the development of the deep geological repository gained in the years 2014-2020 and to present and discuss SÚRAO’s plans in this field to 2030, as well as experience and possibilities of international cooperation in these projects.

The main topics of the conference will be:

  • DGR siting
  • Repository design and environmental impact
  • Engineered barriers
  • Safety evaluation
  • New SÚRAO Research & Development Plan till 2025

More detailed information can be found at www.ssfc.cz.  Due to the substantial changes in the conference direction and content the organisers ask that you make a new registrations (all registrations done before 3rd July have been cancelled).

In case of any questions please contact the conference organisers at info@ssfc.cz.


We would like to cordially invite you to the Safe and Sustainable Back-end of the Fuel Cycle (SSFC 2020) Conference which will take place on 18-19 May 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic. An optional visit to SÚRAO’s Bukov Underground Research Facility will be arranged for those interested on Wednesday 20 May 2020.

The meeting is dedicated to the exchange of international experience and knowledge of the preparation and implementation of the nuclear fuel cycle back-end. A number of internationally-recognised experts with long-term experience in the field will present their findings at the conference, including experts from member states of the European Union (for example the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia) as well as from Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia and Japan. We believe that the sharing of information at the international level will be beneficial for all those present and will help in terms of ensuring progress on this issue going forward.


The conference programme will include the following topics:

  • The State Energy Policy, the National Action Plan for Nuclear Energy, the Radioactive Waste (RAW) and Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Management Concept in the Czech Republic – current status and development in the future;
  • The approaches of various Central and Eastern European countries – SNF and RAW disposal system research and development programmes; V4 + 4 knowledge sharing options;
  • Open and transparent communication with the public and public involvement in the DGR site selection process;
  • European projects;
  • Differing approaches to the management of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel outside the European Union.

The detailed programme of the SSFC 2020 conference can be found at www.ssfc.cz, where you can also register your participation. Participation at the conference is free.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the conference organisers: Jiří Faltejsek (faltejsek@surao.cz), Tereza Kašparová (kasparova@surao.cz), Markéta Dohnálková (dohnalkova@surao.cz) or Tereza Kameníková (kamenikova@surao.cz).

We look forward to welcoming you to Prague in the spring!

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