17th NAWG Workshop
(Monday, 8th May to Friday, 12th May, 2023, Zadar, Croatia)
Registration deadline Friday, 17th March 2023
After several false starts due to the COVID pandemic, the NAWG-17 workshop will finally be held in the historical city of Zadar, Croatia (https://zadar.travel/) and will be an opportunity to explore recent developments in the use of natural analogues in supporting safety cases for the disposal of radioactive waste. Currently, the aim is to discuss:
Radioactive waste form stability: including vitrified waste stability and spent fuel evolution
Repository near-field studies: including corrosion of copper and steel canisters and the long-term stability of the bentonite buffer.
Repository far-field studies: including self (or regional) analogues of potential repository sites and assessment of potential radionuclide releases to the host rock and biosphere
Stakeholder communication: including examples of approaches used to communicate different aspects of waste disposal to both technical and non-technical audiences
for some 2.5 days, followed by a half-day field trip to local archaeological analogue sites.