The French Nuclear Energy Society (SFEN) and the French Commission for Atomic and Alternative Energies (CEA) organise the International Symposium on Cement-Based Materials for Nuclear Wastes (NUWCEM 2021).

The 3-day conference will be held in Avignon, France, from 9 to 11 June 2021, at the Palais des Papes, an historical place in the center of the town.

The first day of the symposium (June 9th, 2021) will be organized concomitantly with theΒ DEM 2021 ConferenceΒ to bring together communities from the different branches of decontamination & dismantling and waste conditioning.

Attendees to Nuwcem 2021 will thus have the opportunity to visit the DEM 2021 exhibition and poster session.

Scope and objectives

Cementation is a widely applied technique for the conditioning of low – and intermediate – level radioactive wastes.

However, specific issues have still to be addressed, such as the limitation of adverse cement-waste interactions which may affect the quality of the resulting solidified waste form, or the understanding and prediction of long-term properties of the waste packages and cement barriers.

There is also a need for safe processes minimizing the production of secondary wastes, and for monitoring techniques of cemented waste packages and cement barriers.

The objective is to promote the exchange of advanced information on the ongoing research and development activities dealing with cementation of nuclear wastes, from elaboration of waste packages to their final disposal.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts submission deadline: 1st October 2020


For more details on the calendar, topics and registration, please visit the NUWCEM 2021 website.