The following prizes were awarded:
Best presentation: Biagio Zaffora (CERN)
Best poster: Anne-Laure Fauchille (University of Poitiers)
About the PETRUS-OPERA 2016 conference:
Following from the successful inaugural PhD conference in radioactive waste management and disposal held in Nancy, France in 2015, the 2nd conference in this series was held in Delft, the Netherlands.
This unique event brought together PhD students and early-stage researchers, alongside professionals and academics in the topic of radioactive waste management and geological disposal. The conference was designed to be simultaneously a research school and a conference.
Research reactor at the Reactor Institute Delft
The Reactor Institute Delft operates the Hoger Onderwijs Reactor (HOR), a 2 MW pool-type research reactor. The reactor is used as a source of neutrons and positrons for research purposes, including those within the OPERA research programme. The reactor also provides neutrons to a variety of facilities for radioisotope production and neutron activation analysis.
HADES underground laboratory
Deep beneath the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) in Mol is a thick layer of clay: the Boom clay. In the search for a solution to the disposal of high-level radioactive waste, SCK•CEN constructed a laboratory 225 metres below the ground. Appropriately this was given the name HADES, the god of the underworld. HADES stands for High Activity Disposal Experimental Site. Via the economic partnership EIG EURIDICE together with NIRAS [the Belgian agency for radioactive waste and enriched fissile materials], SCK•CEN undertakes research in HADES into the feasibility of storing high-level radioactive waste in the deep layers of clay.
COVRA – treatment and storage facility
In order to be able to treat radioactive waste, COVRA has established a treatment and storage facility in the province of Zeeland, at the docks in Vlissingen-Oost in the municipality of Borsele. The total amount of radioactive waste produced over the next hundred years can easily be stored at the COVRA site, which covers an area of about 20 hectares.
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