Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI)

International Workshop on Safety of Long Term Interim Storage Facilities

Munich, Germany, 21-23 May 2013

Hosted by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) mbH

 

Deadline for Abstracts submission

30 November 2012

Closed

Notification of Accepted Papers

15 February 2013

 

Participant Registration

15 April 2013

Online registration form

Registration Fee Payment

15 April 2013

Payment form (.doc)

Deadline for Full Paper Submission

15 April 2013

 

Hotel booking

22 April 2013

 

Deadline for Presentation Submission

30 April 2013

 



Sessions

The workshop will consist of five sessions: an opening session, three technical sessions that span across the key areas involved in safe, long-term interim storage, and a closing summary session.

The technical sessions will feature invited keynote speakers who will present an overview of the challenges or uncertainties in each area, followed by a number of submitted papers either underpinning those challenges or presenting national, regulatory or industry solutions.

TECHNICAL SESSION 1: NATIONAL APPROACHES FOR LONG TERM INTERIM STORAGE FACILITIES

This session sets the scene for the workshop, examining the challenges related to the long-term storage approaches that differ from country to country. For example, how is storage methodology selection influenced by:

This session will also discuss how national status and trends, projections of the amount of used fuel that will be produced, existing and planned storage capacity, storage facilities under construction will present differing technical challenges.

TECHNICAL SESSION 2: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS, REGULATORY FRAMWORK & IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES

This session covers the regulatory challenges of maintaining safety and appropriate safe management of radioactive materials during long term storage. As well as how changes in the period of storage might affect the operation of an existing facility or the regulators requirements from it or where the change in the next stage of life of a material (i.e. transportation) might affect the design of its storage whilst in use (safety case, periodic safety reviews, ageing management plans). The session will include also non-technical and societal aspects of long term storage, as a result the demand on maintaining design and operational knowledge, updating obsolescent technologies as well as preserving records has equally expanded.

TECHNICAL SESSION 3: TECHNICAL ISSUES & OPERATIONAL EXPERIENCE, NEEDS FOR RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT

This session deals with the identification and exploration of the main technical tasks and challenges, including the main achievements reached so far and the identified needs for R&D that still remain, as well as operating experience gained by operation of interim storages by now.

Many uncertainties exist regarding the long term behaviour of the stored material and of the systems and facilities storing them. The session sets out the challenge for underpinning research on these uncertainties and the implications of the potential need to transport and transfer material from facility

Last reviewed: 11 April 2013