Integrated Waste Management 2019


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The Nuclear Institute, in partnership with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, is planning the biggest biennial conference of its kind outside of the US.  This event will bring site licence companies, consultants, process designers, operatives, supply chain companies, government officials and regulators together to debate progress to date, discuss how best to realise the opportunities from integrated waste management and converge on the benefits, opportunities and risks from a truly integrated waste management lifecycle.  

The conference will share what has been done so far and enable the sharing of practical solutions.  It will cover the full lifecycle of radioactive waste, waste routes and consignor activities with a focus on waste management integration and optimisation. An accompanying exhibition gives companies the opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities and showcase technologies and process optimisation successes.

Topics will include Strategy, regulation and policy, waste characterisation, retrievals, treatment and conditioning, packaging, transport, storage and disposal.

Conference streams are organised around:
  • The NDA and its 2019 Integrated Waste Management Strategy programme
  • Universities and academic research and wider R&D 
  • Waste operations – delivery missions and site waste project portfolios
  • National and international disposal programmes
  • Risk-based approaches
  • Managing the inventory
  • Waste management sector professionalism and skills enhancements.

The UK Industrial Strategy supports driving the costs of legacy decommissioning down by over 20%.  Delivery of this will be through more effective radioactive and non-radioactive waste management, working closer to the origin of waste arisings and optimising the lifecycle management and disposal costs.   The UK regulators are progressively embracing used of a risk-based approach that removes historical conservatism and enables desired outcomes to be achieved quicker.  UK regulation change in the shape of guidance on release from regulation (GRR) encourages new thinking, new ways of working and also enables different final disposal options to be considered.  An integrated approach is essential in driving best practice and replication of this is expected through sharing lessons learned.  

The principal purpose of the IWM initiatives are:
  • Integration of waste producers with supply chain waste treatment providers
  • Integration of policy, regulation and good practice
  • Integration across the lifecycle with optimised use of the waste hierarchy
  • Integration of radioactive waste and non-radioactive waste practices
  • Integration via cross sector working and sharing of international practices.


This event follows on from the very successful first event held in April 2018 and with the NDA's partnership will become a biennial event run for the benefit of the whole of the radioactive waste community in the UK and Europe. We look forward to welcoming you to this growing event.


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Earlybird closes 19 July 


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  • Tue 08 Oct 2019
  • Tue 24 Sep 2019
  • Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith , Cumbria