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The Integrated Waste Management Conference

With some 40 different discussion topics, the Nuclear Institute's 2018 Integrated Waste Management Conference programme was the biggest ever of its kind in the UK and consisted of two presentation streams, and one workshop stream held in parallel over two days.  It covered the full lifecycle of radioactive waste, waste routes and consignor activities with a particular focus on waste management integration and optimisation.

The content of the conference was technical in nature and is aimed at focussing on sharing good practice and experience across each step of the lifecycle, the event attracted hundreds of delegates from across the UK and beyond – those who are involved in integrated radioactive waste management (practitioners, regulators, consignors or disposers). Delegates heared about the NDA strategy for integrated waste management and national inventory improvements, learnt how more effective waste management is being achieved through enhanced characterisation techniques, saw what has been done to treat and condition different waste products, heared about advances in packaging technology, understood how robotics are used, gained an insight into post-Brexit Waste Management strategy, plus much more.

The 2018 conference provided a platform from which to headline the national position on radioactive waste management and covered topics including:

  • Strategy, Regulations & Policy
  • Waste Characterisation
  • Retrievals
  • Treatment & Conditioning
  • Packaging
  • Transport
  • Storage & Disposal

2018 Conference Plenary Keynote speakers

  • International principles of Waste Management - Dennis Thompson, Managing Director, Low Level Waste Repository Ltd
  • Ensuring the safe and efficient management of the UK’s nuclear legacy -  Dr Adrian Simper OBE, Strategy Director, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
  • Sellafield Ltd approach to delivering Integrated Waste Management - Dr Rebecca Weston, Strategy & Technical Director
  • Making Integrated Waste Management a Reality - Shaun Robarts, Waste Management Director, Radioactive Waste Management Ltd

2018 International Invitation Speakers

  • WIPP Waste Disposal Sharing International Experiences – Farok Sharif, Chief Project Director for AECOM
  • Finding Solutions to Problematic Waste Streams by collaborating with the US to Develop Proven Technologies in Europe - Tammy Monday Vice President, Perma-Fix Environmental Services Inc, USA

A parallel exhibition was also be held alongside the conference allowing delegates to discover potentially new suppliers, view a range of waste management technologies and support services; and re-acquaint themselves with key solution providers from across the UK.

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