The first generation of nuclear power plants are approaching the end
of their operational life. To ensure public acceptance of nuclear
power as a sustainable technology, it is vital to have an effective
nuclear decommissioning process with management of the nuclear waste
The development of a safe and secure nuclear programme requires not
only a precise legal and regulatory framework but also the sharing
of best working practices and experience from the past.
From a technical point of view, it is important to analyse each production
route of radioactive waste in order to manage it safely for the workers,
public and the environment. These routes include research, medical
applications and industrial activities such as mining and processing
of radioactive ores, as well as the generation of nuclear energy.
This will involve an effective characterization of the waste, appropriate
environmental monitoring and the application of sound principles of
waste management, including policy, regulatory issues, human resources
management and aspects of stakeholders' interest.
This is the third year that the summer school has been held and it
brings together many international experts in waste management and
The participants will be able to discuss directly with experts, other
delegates and have the opportunity to learn from their experience
gained within many European countries.
This year, the course will be organized around seven technical sessions
and feature detailed presentations on different operational approaches.
Additionally, a specific session is planned, enabling hands-on visits
to JRC-Ispra radioactive waste management facilities, where participants
will be invited to assist in some real measurements.
The sessions will deal with:
• Facility characterization and fuel removal
• Plant decontamination & dismantling techniques, issues
and operational solutions
• Stakeholders' involvement in waste management and decommissioning
• Hands-on visit to JRC WM facilities
• Seminar: Final radiological survey
• Operational Decommissioning Experience in Europe
• Radiation Protection issues and practices
• Waste management facilities needed in a decommissioning and
waste management programme
The Summer School will be held at the European Commission Joint Research
Centre Ispra and limited to a total of 100 delegates (the first 60
are guaranteed access to visit in Session 3)
There is no registration fee.
The address of the JRC is JRC ISPRA, Via Enrico Fermi 2749, I-21027
Ispra (VA) Italy and directions for arrival by car are given below.
On the motorway from Milan, follow the signs for Autostrada Laghi
(A8) to Gallarate and Gravellona Toce (DO NOT follow the signs to
Varese, but instead follow the signs Gallarate-Gattico), then take
the exit at Sesto Calenda. Take the SS 394 towards Laveno-Luino. After7
km, turn left at the traffic lights in Travedona-Monate. Follow the
signs “CCR Ispra” towards Cadrezzate and Ispra. This road
will lead you straight to the JRC Ispra entrance.
Social Dinner 6th July, 8:00 p.m.