TopSeal 2006

17 - 20 September 2006, Olkiluoto, Finland

About TopSeal

Waste management is among the top priorities of the nuclear industry. The issue of safe, environmentally friendly waste disposal is crucial to improve public understanding. Therefore in the context of a renewed public and political debate on the role of nuclear in the energy mix to help meet Kyoto requirements, waste management has become vital to the future of nuclear.

The European Nuclear Society (ENS) is re-activating TopSeal, its international topical meeting on waste management, starting in September 2006. TopSeal will be organised every three years as a specialised technical meeting place for professionals in the field of waste management. Previous TopSeal editions took place in 1996 (Stockholm) and in 1999 (Antwerp).

TopSeal 2006 provides an excellent opportunity for all professionals working in the field of nuclear waste management to meet face to face, exchange expertise, and discuss state-of-the-art issues. The meeting is especially important for:

  • Nuclear engineering designers

  • Plant operators

  • Safety assessment experts

  • Rock construction experts

  • Experts in geo-sciences

  • Regulators

The technical programme will consist of both invited papers and accepted paper submissions, and will include debates on the state-of-the-art technology and R&D of waste treatment and disposal, national and international regulatory aspects, stakeholder involvement, and public communication.

The preliminary conference schedule is as follows:

  • Sunday 17 September 2006
    Guided tour of Old Rauma (15.00-17.00) and Welcome Reception (19.00)

  • Monday 18 September 2006
    Technical programme 09.00-17.00 followed by a Company Dinner offered by TVO and POSIVA

  • Tuesday 19 September 2006
    Technical programme 09.00-17.00 followed by the Conference Dinner at 20.00

  • Wednesday 20 September 2006
    Technical programme 09.00-12.00 followed by lunch and Technical Tour (13.00-15.00)

TopSeal 2006 is organised in cooperation with the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and supported by the Finnish Nuclear Society (ATS). The conference is graciously hosted at Olkiluoto by Teollisuuden Voima Oy and Posiva Oy.

Further information

If you are interested in TopSeal 2006 and wish to be kept informed, please ask the Conference Secretariat ( to be included in the digital mailing list. You can also watch this website for updates.

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