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ICGR 2022 – Registration deadline 6 March


Sixth International Conference on Geological Repositories (ICGR‑6): Advancing Geological Repositories from Concept to Operation

Building upon the success of previous conferences held in Denver (1999), Stockholm (2003), Berne (2007), Toronto (2012), and Paris (2016), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) will organise the sixth edition of ICGR to bring together high-level decision makers from responsible government ministries, representatives from regulatory bodies, waste management organisations, research institutes and local stakeholders, as well as young professionals and students to review current perspectives of geological repository development.

Themed Advancing Geological Repositories from Concept to Operation, the conference will explore the significant progress of geological repositories in the last two decades. It will also promote information and experience sharing, particularly in best practices to demonstrate technical reliability, build human capacity and gain stakeholders’ confidence for construction, operation and long-term safety of geological repositories.

Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the low- and intermediate-level waste repository facility (ONKALO) in Olkiluoto, Finland as well as an exhibition of underground rock characterisation.

The conference is co-organised by the NEA and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland in co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), European Commission and International Association for Environmentally Safe Disposal of Radioactive Materials.

Registration deadline: 6 March 2022

For further information and to register, please visit the dedicated NEA website.  A provisional agenda is available here.