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24 September 2016
Low-Level Waste Workshop Hosted by National Academies

"Low-Level Waste Management and Disposition: A Workshop" will be hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Low-level waste is the most volumetrically significant waste stream (millions of cubic meters) being generated by the Department of Energy's cleanup program. Low-level waste is physically and chemically diverse, ranging from lightly contaminated soils and building materials to highly irradiated nuclear reactor components. This workshop brings together experts to examine the management and disposition of low-level radioactive waste in the United States and internationally. The sessions will highlight successful case studies and apply common themes from those successes to low-level waste streams without a clear disposition pathway.

The workshop will be held 24–25 October 2016 at the Keck Center, 500 5th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Attendees can register on the National Academies website.