Reversibility and Retrievability
An International Conference and Dialogue
organised by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
14 to 17 December 2010
Hosted by Andra
- The International Atomic Energy Agency
- The European Commission DG Energy
- EDRAM, the International Association for Environmentally Safe Disposal of Radioactive Materials
With the support of:
- Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste
- U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
- Germany's BMU Nuclear Waste Management Commission
- Japan's NSC Advisory Committee on Geological Repository Safety
- Japan's Institute of Applied Energy
- UK Association "NuLeAF"
- French Association "Décider Ensemble"
- France's Local Information and Oversight Committee of the Meuse/Haute-Marne Laboratory - CLIS de Bure
- French Universities' Network "Groupe des Écoles des Mines"
The Reims Conference was conducted within the framework of the Nuclear Energy Agency's project "Reversibility and Retrievability in Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste" (R&R). A wide array of policy makers, civil society stakeholders and experts was brought together in Reims, France (14-17 December 2010). The Nuclear Energy Agency's "International Conference and Dialogue" was the first encounter of this breadth to be centred on the subject of Reversibility and Retrievability, seen by many to be important tools in planning for geological repositories. Through plenary presentations and round-table dialogue, participants developed understanding of commonalities and differences among nations, cultures and waste management programmes. See a short summary of findings. Input is reflected in the final project report published in December 2011.
The NEA has been actively working on R&R issues for several years. Visit the R&R project homepage to download or order final documents..