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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The 9th International Summer School on Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management will take place from 11 - 15 September 2017 at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy, Auditorium Building 58c.
Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management are important parts of the nuclear power plants' life cycle and a crucial factor in public acceptance of nuclear power generation. At the end of the operational life of the first generation of nuclear power plants, an effective nuclear decommissioning process and management of its waste will prove to be vital. A thorough analysis of waste production routes is needed in order to manage waste safely for workers, the public and the environment. This needs also to be applied to research, medical applications and industrial activities such as mining, as well as electrical power generation. An effective characterisation and management of waste includes appropriate environmental monitoring and the application of sound principles of the waste cycle. This includes policy, regulatory issues, radiation protection, human resources management and aspects of stakeholders' involvement.
Participants will be able to discuss nuclear decommissioning and waste management directly with experts and other delegates, and have the opportunity to learn from their international experience.