The consortium held its first annual meeting at the Apex City hotel in Bath on the 3rd and 4th April 2019. Over 100 representatives from academia, industry and government bodies gathered to learn about the latest research findings since the programme started in October 2018.
Sixteen technical presentations covered the 4 themes: Integrated Waste Management; Site Decommissioning & Remediation; Spent Fuels; Nuclear Materials.
Keynote presentations were delivered by Charlie Scales (National Nuclear Laboratory), Trevor Chambers (Imperial College, London), David Shoesmith (University of Western Ontario, Canada) and Helen Steele (Sellafield Ltd). The posters displayed throughout the meeting generated a great deal of stimulating and thought provoking discussion during the networking breaks.
During the final session of the meeting the audience learnt about linked programmes covering accident tolerant fuels (ATLANTIC – Accident Tolerant Fuels in Recycle), robotics and sensors for extreme environments.
The meeting dinner took place in the magnificent surroundings of the Roman Baths and Pump Room.