Back-End to the Future: The Safeguards, Security and Society of Deep Geological Repositories
June 12, 2018 | 12:30 PM
The Stimson Center and the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) will host a seminar in Washington, D.C on June 12 – 13, 2018, entitled “Back-End to the Future: The Safeguards, Security and Society of Deep Geological Repositories.”
Built deep underground, taking decades to plan and many more to construct, the deep geological repository (DGR) is widely considered to be the best, safest option for long-term isolation and containment of radioactive waste. However, due to a range of technical, legal, societal, economic, and political difficulties, only a handful of the more than 50 countries with spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste are moving forward. With long, multigenerational timelines, DGRs require new ways of implementing principles related to nuclear security and safeguards, as well as new approaches to societal (or stakeholder) engagement. Led by experts from regulatory authorities, industry, academia and NGOs, the panels and discussions will examine how these principles shape the design and outcomes of nuclear technology, identifying key drivers and barriers for the successful establishment of DGRs, whether national or multinational.
WHAT: A seminar on the safeguards and society of deep geological repositories for disposal of nuclear waste
WHERE: The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington DC, 20036
WHEN: 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 12 and 9:30 AM – 4 PM on Wednesday June 13, 2018.
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