PGK monthly meeting on nuclear waste disposal

January 20, 2021 - 5:30 pm

This monthly meeting will likely again be held virtually in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our guest speakers will be Erika Neeft and Jeroen Bartol (COVRA) who will give a talk on the deep geological disposal of nuclear waste in clay or salt (working title).The lecture will start at 17:30 hrs and ends about one hour later. An MS Teams link will be made available here closer to the event.

Abstract
The storage of radioactive waste at COVRA is not a final, long-term solution. After a hundred years of storage a large part of the waste will still be radioactive. According to the current state of science and technology, storage of this long-lived waste in stable geological layers in the deep underground is the only solution to ensure that the waste will still remain out of the human living environment after thousands of years. This is referred to as deep geological disposal. Research into deep geological disposal is an integral part of Dutch radioactive waste policy. Coordinating this is one of COVRA’s key tasks.