The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) organised the twelfth information exchange meeting on actinide and fission product partitioning and transmutation (P&T). The meeting was held in Prague, Czech Republic from 24 to 27 September 2012, hosted by the Radioactive Waste Repository Authority (RAWRA), and co-sponsored by the European Commission (EC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Partitioning and transmutation (P&T) is one of the key technology for reducing the radiotoxicity and volume of radioactive waste produced. Recent developments indicate the need for embedding P&T strategies into advanced fuel cycles considering both waste management and economic issues.
In order to give experts a forum to present and discuss state-of-the-art developments in the P&T field, the OECD/NEA has been organising biennial information exchange meetings on actinide and fission product partitioning and transmutation since 1990. The previous meetings were held in Mito (Japan) in 1990, at ANL (USA) in 1992, in Cadarache (France) in 1994, in Mito (Japan) in 1996, in Mol (Belgium) in 1998, in Madrid (Spain) in 2000, in Jeju (Korea) in 2002, in Las Vegas (USA) in 2004, in Nîmes (France) in 2006, in Mito (Japan) in 2008 and in San Francisco (USA) in 2010.
The meeting covered scientific, as well as strategic/policy developments in the field of P&T, such as:
These topics included multi-scale modelling, experiments and instrumentation, novel theories and benchmarks.
The meeting consisted of a plenary session on the first day, followed by technical sessions and a poster session covering above technical subjects.
At the summary session, reviews and findings of each technical session were presented by the session chairs.
|Jean-Paul GLATZ (EC)||Gary DYCK (IAEA)|
|Pierre J. D'HONDT (SCK•CEN, Belgium)||Jan UHLIR (NRI, Czech Rep.)|
|Ivo KAPLAN (RAWRA, Czech Rep.)||Massimo SALVATORES (CEA, France)|
|Dominique WARIN (CEA, France)||Concetta FAZIO (KIT, Germany)|
|Tadafumi KOYAMA (CRIEPI, Japan)||Kazuo MINATO (JAEA, Japan)|
|Il Soon HWANG (SNU, Korea)||Han Soo LEE (KAERI, Korea)|
|Enrique M. GONZALEZ (CIEMAT, Spain)||Janne WALLENIUS (KTH, Sweden)|
|Manuel A. POUCHON (PSI, Switzerland)||Robin J. TAYLOR (NNL, UK)|
|Kemal O. PASAMEHMETOGLU (INL, USA)||Kathryn A. MCCARTHY (INL, USA)|
All correspondence with regard to the meeting should be addressed to the workshop Secretariat:
|Dr. Jan UHLIR, Chair
Nuclear Research Institute Rez plc
CZ - 250 68 Husinec - Rez 130
Dr. Jim GULLIFORD
Last reviewed: 23 October 2012