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38th Annual Decommissioning & Radioactive Waste Management Summer School
10 - 14 July 2023
University of Cambridge Christ’s CollegeCambridge

10 - 14 July 2023
University of Cambridge Christ’s College,


Benefit from technical presentations, practical sessions, CPD points and unmissable networking experiences.

Your course registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, three evening meals and four nights accommodation at Christ's College, Cambridge.

programme includes:

Global Decommissioning

Waste management updates from a variety of countries:

  • An update from Germany: the status and developments in decommissioning
  • Radioactive waste management in Finland
  • CEA France delivers an introduction into Fusion Power – what waste is generated and what will come from decommissioning?

Regulatory Updates

Updates on EU and international regulations, policies, and guidelines:

  • Nuclear energy and radioactive waste management in Europe
  • Impact of Brexit and outlook for Europe in Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management
  • Regulation at nuclear sites
  • The NDA’s strategy for decommissioning and clean-up of the UK’s civil public sector nuclear sites

Technical Insights

Characterisation, clearance and transport of radioactive waste:

  • Understanding the management of low level and intermediate level waste
  • Defining characterisation
  • UK radioactive waste transport
  • Radioactive land remediation and final site clearance
  • Storage of radioactive waste and spent fuel - a UK and international perspective

Case Studies

Lessons learnt from ongoing decommissioning projects

  • Winfrith end state development
  • MOD submarine dismantling: understand public perception on decommissioning and radioactive waste management 

Workshop sessions

  • Characterisation of Waste - Assess information provided on potential sampling and analysis scenarios
  • Remediation of Radioactive Land - Develop a plan for remediation of radioactive land, taking into consideration issues such as regulations, funding and technical processes
  • Decommissioning and Safe Management of Radioactive Waste - Work in groups to tackle key issues presented

J. Taylor

Nuclear Associate

Office for Nuclear Regulation

Good mix of speakers and good opportunities to network with them. The venue and activities were well planned and very enjoyable.