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Game Changers webinar: monitoring of waste packages

Game Changers webinar: monitoring of waste packages

22 September 2021
Venue: Virtual event

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Exploring the use of novel technologies and innovations for long term monitoring of stored nuclear waste packages.

An interactive workshop will take place on Wednesday 22nd September at 10am where you'll have the opportunity to learn more about this challenge and to meet the challenge owners.



About this event

Magnox and Sellafield are both responsible for decommissioning nuclear sites which requires the disposal of radioactive wastes. These wastes will ultimately be disposed of in a Geological Disposal Facility, which is yet to be built. In the meantime, the waste is stored safely in what is commonly referred to as interim storage. This involves taking the wastes and storing or immobilizing them in containers. The waste and its container are referred to as a waste package. These waste packages may require interim storage for up to 100 years.

Sellafield and Magnox are keen to explore novel technologies and innovations that will:

  • Indicate the condition of the waste package in the latter stages of its period of interim storage
  • Indicate the condition of the waste within the waste package
  • Reduce operator dose through remote means of monitoring
  • Enable the monitoring of aspects of waste package ageing that have been forecast, for which economic and practicable means for doing so have yet to be identified

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