Constructing Memory (Construire la mémoire)

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An International Conference and Debate on the Preservation of Records, Knowledge and Memory of Radioactive Waste across Generations

Organised with the support of Andra (Agence nationale pour la gestion des déchets radioactifs / French Radioactive Waste Management Agency)

Centre Mondial de la Paix
Verdun, France
15-17 September 2014

Long-term projects of any nature are vulnerable to loss of records, knowledge and memory (RK&M), and the international community of radioactive waste professionals is focusing on work to preserve RK&M across generations. Schemes for maintaining RK&M need to be prepared while the interest is high and funding is available. This conference provided a forum for specialists and interested parties in RK&M preservation in general and radioactive waste in particular to discuss prospects, current projects and challenges, and to build synergies. The OECD/NEA will share the findings of its ongoing international initiative on the "Preservation of RK&M across Generations".

Please consult the conference website for more information about the event, including the programme and registration.

The member organisations of the RK&M initiative are Andra (France), DOE (USA), GRS (Germany), Nagra (Switzerland), NDA (UK), NWMO (Canada), Ondraf/Niras (Belgium), Puram (Hungary), SURAO (Czech Republic), SCK•CEN (Belgium), SFOE (Switzerland), SKB (Sweden), SSM (Sweden) and STUK (Finland). Support is also provided by the IAEA.

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Last reviewed: 17 October 2014