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The last CAST General Assembly Meeting

16th January 2018 to 18th January 2018



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The last CAST General Assembly Meeting will be held in Lyon, France, 0n 16-18 January 2018.

Abstract deadline: 1 November 2017.

Registration deadline: 1 December 2017.



The CAST Project has been running since October 2013, with five technical work packages focussing on potential release mechanisms of carbon-14 from irradiated steels, irradiated Zircaloys, ion-exchange resins and irradiated graphite, and assessing how the knowledge gained from the related experimental programmes can inform safety assessments undertaken by waste management organisation, as end-users.
Significant progress has been made on carbon-14 release mechanisms, speciation and release rates during the CAST project, both in terms of novel experimental development and set-up, and in terms of new results that can be used by waste management organisations.

This event aims to disseminate the outcomes of the CAST project, and to act as a forum for related discussion. In addition, there will be the opportunity for relevant research not undertaken in CAST to be presented. The overall intention is to bring together scientists working in this field, both to learn more about the CAST project output, and to discuss the implications of carbon-14 release mechanisms in safety assessments of geological disposal facilities.

Following review by the programme committee, a number of submitted abstracts will be selected for oral presentation.  Papers from the symposium will be considered for inclusion in a Special Edition of the Radiocarbon (RDC) journal.

Hotel rooms have been provisionally reserved at Ibis Style Lyon Villeurbanne. Please book as soon as possible.

The third meeting announcement and call for papers is available here.

See the CAST project website for the latest information (www.projectcast.eu).

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