Symposium on Recycling of metals arising from operation and decommissioning of nuclear facilities

Tuesday 8 April 2014 - Thursday 10 April 2014


Studsvik Nuclear AB in co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Nuclear Energy Agency in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD/NEA) invites to a symposium on

Recycling of metals arising from operation and decommissioning of nuclear facilities

in April 2014. The symposium will take place at the Studsvik site outside Nyköping, Sweden

The objective of the symposium is to share current practice, experiences and innovations within the management of contaminated metallic radioactive material. The symposium will be a forum for

  • Learning about current practices,
  • Highlight strategic issues related to metals recycling,
  • Exchange of experiences,
  • Discussion of innovative and new techniques and needs for improvements,
  • Developing and maintenance of networks in the area of metals recycling.

Our aim is to bring together operators, regulators, decision makers, scientists, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders.

The working language of the symposium will be English.

The symposium will last for three days. A short introduction by representatives from Studsvik, IAEA and OECD/NEA will start the symposium followed by presentations by invited speakers from international organisations.

 Seven topical sessions will cover issues relating to

  • Regulations and recommendations
    - International recommendations and national legislation
    - Application of regulations
    - Regulator views
  • Minimising waste amounts
    - Experience in minimising the generation of waste in the form of radioactive or potentially radioactive metals
    - Activities to minimise the waste volumes for disposal
  • Characterisation and categorisation of metals to be recycled
  • Decontamination of metals for clearance
  • Melting of metals for clearance, reuse or volume reduction
  • Best practice in management of metals for clearance and recycling
  • Sustainability and public acceptance

Some sessions will be parallel.

Each session will contain three to five presentations and group discussions. Each session will be concluded with a short analysis of the presentations and the outcome of the group discussions.

Conclusions of each session and outcome of the group discussions will be presented on a Summing up the third day.

The symposium will also hold a poster session with topics as above.

After the formal closing of the symposium, half a day is dedicated for guided tours at the Studsvik and SVAFO (SVAFO is the other license holder on the Studsvik site responsible for legacy waste) facilities. It will be possible to visit waste management facilities, the reactor decommissioning project and materials technology laboratories.

Please contact Anders Appelgren if you have some questions or concerns about the symposium. Anders is also the recipient of all documentation (abstracts, papers, presentations, etc.) related to the symposium.

Anders Appelgren
Studsvik Nuclear AB
SE-611 82  Nyköping

phone    +46 (0)155 22 12 57