October 24 - October 26
The International Symposium on Cement-base Materials for Nuclear Waste (NUWCEM) will be held in Avignon (France), from 24 to 26 October 2018, at the Palais des Papes. The first day of the symposium (October 24th, 2018) will be organized concomitantly with the DEM 2018 Conference (www.sfen-dem2018.org/presentation) to bring together communities from the different branches of decontamination & dismantling and waste conditioning. Attendees to NUWCEM 2018 will thus have the opportunity to visit the DEM 2018 exhibition and poster session.
More details about cementation:
Cementation is a widely applied technique for the conditioning of low – and intermediate – level radioactive wastes. However, specific issues have still to be addressed, such as the limitation of adverse cement-waste interactions which may affect the quality of the resulting solidified waste form, or the understanding and prediction of long-term properties of the waste packages and cement barriers. There is also a need for safe processes minimising the production of secondary wastes. The objective is to promote the exchange of advanced information on the ongoing research and development activities dealing with cementation of nuclear wastes, from elaboration of waste packages to their final disposal.