Nuclear Waste On-line is a series of on-line presentations in February 2013.
Weekly workshops provide an introduction to nuclear waste in Canada, an overview of how nuclear facilities are regulated, a outline of proposals for the deep burial of nuclear waste. and a comparison of different country approaches to assessing nuclear waste burial proposals. Twice per week, February 5 to March 1. Please join us
Nuclear Waste: Top Ten Things to Know
An introduction and overview of nuclear waste issues in Canada: where the waste comes from, why it is a problem, what the nuclear industry is proposing, and key issues related to the transport and burial of highly radioactive nuclear waste. This workshop provides basic information, as an introduction to the topic of nuclear waste in Canada and as background for other workshops in the series.
Presenter: Brennain Lloyd, Northwatch Date/Times: Tuesday, February 5 @ 12 noon and Friday, February 8 @ 2 pm
Safe by What Standard? How nuclear facilities are regulated in Canada
This workshop provides an overview of how nuclear facilities are regulated in Canada, and includes information about how nuclear-related risks are calculated, what standards and regulations are based on, how the rules for protecting the public and environment from radiation are developed, and how security risks are regulated.
Burying Trouble: Deep Geological Repositories for Nuclear Waste
Many countries, including Canada, are considering burying highly radioactive nuclear waste deep underground. This workshop will describe some of the common elements of these proposals, briefly describe several countries' proposals, and identify some of the outstanding technical challenges. The workshop provides background information for the final workshop in the series.
Presenter: Brennain Lloyd, Northwatch Date / Time Tuesday, February 19 @ 12 noon and Friday, and February 22 @ 2 pm
Judging Geological Repositories: How Different Countries Evaluate Nuclear Waste Burial Proposals
In the lingo of nuclear waste burial, the "safety case" is the technical explanation of why a particular design in a particular rock formation will actually contain the radioactive wastes for a predicted period of time. This workshop will compare how different countries intend to assess the ability of a proposed deep geological repository to contain the nuclear hazards over time.
Each workshop will be
presented twice, at the times and dates shown above
All workshop are being
presented using a web site for on-line meetings called AnyMeeting.com; please visit the web site in advance to learn the basics about how the on-line meetings are presented and to test your system
You have the choice of
listening through your computer, or listening through your telephone; to listen in by telephone, call 1-213-416-1560 (regular long-distance charges will apply) and at the prompt enter your guest code 460 4735 followed by the # sign
The presenters' slides
and some addtional information will appear on your computer screen
You will be able to ask
questions by using the "chat" function through your computer connection
If you have questions
following the workshop, send them by email or call us with your
question; we will post all questions and answers on our web site