«ATOMEXPO 2024» will discuss global experience in radioactive waste management

26 March
On March 26, as part of the International Forum «ATOMEXPO-2024», a round table “Taking care of radioactive waste: infrastructure and technologies for processing and reliable final isolation” will be held.

Invited to participate in the event: Chairman of the Decommissioning Working Group of the World Nuclear Association Michael Pieraccini (UK); Director of RUE "BelRAO" Dmitry Logvin (Republic of Belarus); scientific director of the Beijing Research Institute of Uranium Geology Ju Wang (PRC); responsible representative of the State Corporation "Rosatom" - head of the project office "Formation of a unified state system for radioactive waste management" Alexander Dorofeev; Eduard Nikitin, director for nuclear waste decommissioning and radioactive waste management of TVEL JSC, as well as representatives of Rosatom State Corporation organizations, experts from India, Pakistan and Turkey.

Experts will discuss how to consolidate the efforts of countries to create facilities for the final isolation of radioactive waste (RAW) and ensure the exchange of experience, what advanced technologies help minimize the volume of waste disposal and increase environmental safety and economic efficiency of the use of nuclear energy, and how to build a dialogue with the population in such a technologically advanced environment. complex but important issue.

The session will take place in Hall No. 9 of the Main Media Center (Sirius Science and Art Park). Starts at 12:00.

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When assessing the sustainability of nuclear energy, the approach to radioactive waste management plays an important role. The development of radioactive waste management infrastructure is a strategic task at the national level. The effect of decisions made now will largely be felt only in tens and hundreds of years, which imposes a special responsibility before future generations.

The state corporation today is developing “green” areas not directly related to the nuclear industry: wind generation, hydrogen energy, production of electricity storage devices, development of electric propulsion, hazardous waste management, additive and digital technologies, nuclear medicine. All these areas have a common denominator - ensuring a new quality of life for people and preserving the environment for future generations.

«The ATOMEXPO International Forum» is the main event of the global nuclear industry, the largest exhibition and business platform where the current state of the nuclear industry is discussed and trends for its further development are formed. Conducted since 2009. The forum is attended by heads of key companies in the global nuclear industry, government agencies, international and public organizations, and leading experts. The forum format includes an exhibition and congress with an extensive business program, the main event of which is the plenary session. Panel discussions and round tables discuss topics that are most important for the nuclear industry. Leading companies in the global nuclear industry and related industries present their technologies and competencies at the exhibition.

One of the priorities of the President of the Russian Federation and relevant departments is to increase the efficiency of natural resource management. Large domestic companies pay great attention to the implementation of projects in the field of environmental management. The Rosatom State Corporation, which produces electricity using low-carbon generation, is consistently taking steps to transition to a green economy. Nuclear workers are modernizing equipment that ensures the production of environmentally friendly energy, and annually spend hundreds of millions of rubles on environmental protection measures. Rosatom participates in projects to preserve biodiversity on our planet, is engaged in reforestation, cleaning river banks, and stocking reservoirs with fish. Initiatives in the field of ecology are becoming important areas of volunteer activity for employees of the State Corporation enterprises.