First announcement of the 17th NAWG Workshop
Tuesday, 30th November to Thursday, 2nd December, 2021
The NAWG-17 workshop will be an opportunity to explore recent developments in the use of natural analogues (NA) in supporting safety cases (SC) for the disposal of radioactive wastes. Argumentation by use of analogy is well established in many fields including philosophy, biology, linguistics and law and most scientists are familiar with this approach and will have used it at some point in their career. If you are keen to learn more, why not come along? Currently, the aim is to discuss:
Strategic planning of natural analogue support for the safety case: with examples from several national programmes
Near-field studies: including corrosion of copper and steel canisters and the long-term stability of the bentonite buffer, with examples from various forms of disturbance.
Far-field studies: including Regional Analogues of potential repository sites and a review of recent information on the real impact of matrix diffusion on radionuclide releases
Stakeholder communication: including examples of approaches used to communicate different aspects of waste disposal to both technical and non-technical audiences
for the 3 day workshop, followed by a 1 day field trip (details to be announced)
To register for the NAWG-17 workshop, please contact Russell before Friday, 8th October, 2021 using the registration form which can be downloaded from the NAWG web site.