Solid, liquid or gaseous radioactive waste is produced
in the overall nuclear fuel cycle,
in particular in the nuclear power plant and during reprocessing.
This has to be processed for ultimate
waste disposal. A distinction is made between low, medium and high
active waste. Another distinctive criterion is the heat generated by
radioactive decay and the resulting classification into waste which
generates heat and waste that does not generate heat. Low and medium
active waste is compacted in chemical or physical processes and the
concentrates subsequently solidified in cement. Vitrification is a suitable
method to convert high active heat-generating waste into a product for
ultimate waste disposal.
11 - 15 March 2018
30 September - 04 October 2018
Prague, Czech Republic