2014, June 3 to 6 - Avignon - France
2nd International Symposium on Cement-based Materials for Nuclear Wastes

The Scope and the objective

Cementation is a widely applied technique for theconditioning of low - and intermediate - level radioactive wastes. 
However, specific issues have still tobe addressed, such as the limitation of adverse cement-waste interactions which may affect the quality of the resulting solidified waste form, or the understanding and prediction of long-term properties of the waste packages and cement barriers.
There is also a need for safe processes minimizing the production of secondary wastes. The objective is to promote the exchange of advanced information on the ongoing research and development activities dealing with cementation of nuclear wastes, from elaboration of waste packages to their final disposal.

The symposium

> a 3 day conference talks and posters, will be held in Avignon, France, from 3 to 5 June 2014, at the Palais des Papes, an historical place in the centre of the town,
> an extra day, 6th june 2014, dedicated to technologies and visits of nuclear facilities in Marcoule, a research centre from the French Atomic Energy Commission.

Organized by CEA, French Commission for Atomic and Alternative Energies, and SFEN, French Nuclear Energy Society