|Information about the Summer School|
The issue of energy security and the need for sustainable energy sources have determined a new interest to the production of electricity via nuclear energy, with many countries building or planning to build new nuclear reactors.
At the same time, the first generations nuclear power plants are coming to the end of their life and therefore the effective decommissioning of those plants and management of the nuclear waste produced during the operations and the decommissioning are crucial for the public acceptance of nuclear power as a sustainable technology.
The development of a safe and secure nuclear programme requires a
precise legal and regulatory framework, but also the sharing of best
practices and learning from the past.
The school will bring together for the second year international
experts in waste management and nuclear decommissioning, offering
the participants the opportunity to learn from the experience of various
European countries and to discuss directly with the experts and the
other delegates; the course will also include a visit to the facilities
of the Decommissioning and Waste Management Programme of the European
Commission's Joint Research Centre in Ispra (VA), where the delegates
will be able to explore in more depth the issues of nuclear waste
characterization and nuclear decommissioning.