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Governing Nuclear Waste Conference – A complete success

David Fig

David Fig

Achim Brunnengräber

Achim Brunnengräber

Discussion

Discussion

The international conference “Governing Nuclear Waste – Conflicts, Participation and Acceptability” held on the 19th and 20th of September 2016 was a success. The list of 80 participants is quite impressive and the quality and diversity of the discussion and the appreciation and positive feedback given to the organizing Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) speaks for an effective and productive event.

News from Oct 20, 2016

Well-known scientists from the European countries Belgium, Finland, France, UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Sweden as well as from the USA and South Africa accepted the invitation of the FFU and gave a talk on the social, political and ethical challenges connected with the question of a permanent disposal of nuclear waste. During the final round table, the former member of the US American Blue Ribbon Commission Prof. Allison Macfarlane and the former Chairman of the British COWRM Prof. Gordon MacKerron discussed several challenges which came up during the commission´s work in the USA and the UK. The round table was chaired by Prof. Miranda Schreurs.

All presentations and abstracts are available for download on the website of the conference (http://www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/nuclear-waste-conference). The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of an edited book in summer 2017.

The conference is part of the activity of the ENTRIA platform. ENTRIA is an interdisciplinary research platform, named ”Disposal options for radioactive residues: Inter-disciplinary analyses and development of evaluation principles” and is supported by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research for the period 2013-2017.

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