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 15 to 17 September 2021, at the Palais des Papes, an historical place in the center of the town.
The event will be preceded by the DEM 2021 Conference.
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.