Clays in natural & engineered barriers for radioactive waste confinement - 3rd international meeting Lille, September 17 - 20, 2007

Reims 2002

The first international meeting on "Clays in natural and engineered barriers for radioactive waste confinement", organised by the French national radioactive waste management agency (Andra), took place in Reims (France) from 9 to 12 December 2002.

The meeting grouped 450 delegates, representing many universities and research institutes around the world (from 21 different countries), together with representative of various national radioactive waste management organisations.

A wide range of scientific subjects, dealing with most of the disciplines concerned by the "Clay Science" applied to waste isolation, was covered through 18 oral sessions (80 presentations) and 3 posters sessions (about 140 presentations) which provided to the participants an incomparable occasion to exchange their experience and opinions on the subjects.
It should be noticed that most of works and experiments presented during this meeting were carried out in the framework of various international co-operation, indicative outcome of the common interest of the different countries involved in programs on radioactive waste disposal to co-ordinate their efforts in order to improve their technical and scientific knowledge.

Abstracts Reims 2002 (in pdf)

Proceedings

A total of 62 papers have been published in three different books:
- 10 papers in a special Andra technical report
- 10 papers in the Elsevier Ed. scientific journal "Physics and Chemistry of the Earth" (Volume 29, issue 1, 2004)


- 42 papers in the Elsevier Ed. scientific journal "Applied Clay Sciences" (Volume 26, issues 1-4, August 2004).



 


Clays in natural and engineered barriers for radioactive waste confinement - Lille 2007 - 3rd International Meeting - Andra