NEFW Side Events at the 56th General Conference

The upcoming IAEA General Conference 2012 will include two side events organized by the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology. The topics covered are responsible uranium mining, and decommissioning and environmental remediation.

Responsible Uranium Mining

The proper design, management and oversight of uranium mines are of vital importance to many stakeholders. Only with proper recognition of local, social, climatic, environmental and infrastructure conditions, and appropriate planning, regulation, operation and eventual closure and post-mining land use, can mining truly be considered successful.

The forum for 'Responsible Uranium Mining', sponsored by the Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the United Nations, has been set up to promote and strive for best practice in responsible uranium mining. This workshop will highlight some recent activities in Member States and by the IAEA.

Time and place:
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
From 14:00 to 15:00
Room MOE79

Addressing Constrains in Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation

The side event, organized jointly with the UK Trade and Investment Division of the British Embassy in Vienna, will review progress on an IAEA initiative to understand better the barriers that constrain the implementation of decommissioning and environmental remediation programmes worldwide. The initiative also aims to explore ways to improve conditions for moving these activities forward. Themes being addressed will include different national perspectives and views of international organisations on the main barriers to progress and ideas on the further progression of this initiative.

Time and place:
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
From 13:30 to 15:00
Room M4

Click here to see the full list of all GC Side Events organized by the Department of Nuclear Energy during the 56th General Conference.

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