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Deep Geological Disposal

Cambridge Earth Sciences Alumni Panel Discussion, 6:30pm Monday 20 November 2017
When Nov 20, 2017
from 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where The Geological Society, London
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01223 333442
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Earth Sciences alumni are warmly invited to join us for our third annual panel discussion at the Geological Society. Our expert panellists will give short talks and will then answer questions from the floor. Afterwards there will be drinks and canapés in the Lower Library, and a chance to meet fellow alumni and the panel informally.

Deep Geological Disposal

The safe disposal of high-level radioactive waste has been well researched and the international consensus is that deep geological repositories are the preferred method. Only a handful of countries however – Finland, Sweden, France and the US - have started building permanent storage facilities.

The panel will be chaired by Simon Redfern, Professor of Mineral Physics and Head of Department. Simon is a member of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management providing independent advice to the UK Government on long-term management of radioactive waste, including storage and disposal. 

Our panellists include Dr Ian Farnan, Reader in Earth and Nuclear Materials; Dr Nigel Woodcock, Emeritus Reader and Dr Liz Harvey (Jesus 2003), Senior Consultant at  Galson Sciences Ltd.

Notifications for this event are sent by email only. If you do not currently receive our e-invitations and would like to be added to the mailing list let Alison know, at alumni@esc.cam.ac.uk.

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