17 - 20 September 2006, Olkiluoto, Finland
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
Nuclear engineering designers
Safety assessment experts
Rock construction experts
Experts in geo-sciences
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
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
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.
If you are interested in TopSeal
2006 and wish to be kept informed, please ask the Conference
to be included in the digital mailing list. You can also watch
this website for updates.