YGS Event: Deep geological disposal of radioactive waste; 27-28 September

Date Monday, September 27, 2021 - Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Time 12:00 - 17:00

Dear Sir or Madam,

We are pleased to invite you and your organisation’s members to an upcoming Yorkshire Geological Society conference convened in partnership with the British Geological Survey and Radioactive Waste Management titled: ‘Deep geological disposal of radioactive waste: The role of geoscience’

The conference will include a series of invited talks reviewing the critical role played by the geosphere in deep geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste. Taking place as a virtual event on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th September 2021, 12 noon – 5pm. You can now register for the event here: Deep geological disposal of radioactive waste: the role of geoscience (rwmevents.co.uk)

Highlights include presentations from:

·        Jon Gluyas (University of Durham, UK)

·        Penny Harvey (University of Manchester, UK)

·        Tim Vietor (Nagra, Switzerland)

·        Neil Chapman (University of Sheffield, UK)

·        Fiona McEvoy (Visiting Research Associate, BGS, UK) and David Schofiled, BGS, UK

·        Jonathan Turner (RWM, UK)

·        Kaj Ahlbom (SKB, Sweden)

·        Lukas Pollok and Nicole Schubarth-Engelschall (BGR, Germany)

Plus, discussion panels comprising a range of experts including: Professor Mike Daly, President, The Geological Society; Sir Keith O’Nions, FRS, Chair of BGS Board; Professor Cherry Tweed, Chief Scientific Advisor, RWM; and Professor Julie West OBE.

We hope you can join us for this unique event. Kind regards, on behalf of the convenors,

Tom Berry, CGeol FGS, EurGeol, RoGEP Advisor, PG (CA), CEG Jacobs | Head of Discipline for Engineering Geology

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