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

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Registration Information

>>>>> The registration will be open early February

Reception Office

Registration desk will be open from Tuesday 3rd  June 2014 to Thursday 5th June 2014 in the Center of Congress of the “Palais des Papes” in Avignon.

On Friday 6th June 2014, a bus departure at 8 AM is planned to reach the research center of Marcoule for oral presentations and technical tours of several nuclear facilities.

Conference Fees

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> Cancellation Policywritten notification must be sent to SFEN office, to Patricia HAMEL-BLOCH, by letter, fax or email until 2014, April 30 and a 30% processing fee will be charged for any request.  From 2014, May 1 no refund will be given but substitute delegates (new participants only) will be accepted on written request only and a 100 €uros processing fee will be charged.

> Registration fees include access to all sessions, bag, program, book of abstracts (digital format), all printed material of the conference and coffee breaks.

> Lunches are not included in the registration fees. A lot of "restaurants" are close to the Popes Palace.  Nevertheless you have the opportunity to book a pack "lunches" (50 €uros). In this case lunches will be held in the Jeanne Laurent space. Located steps away from the Palace in the Rocher des Doms gardens, this space provides panoramic views over the Rhône river and the Rhône valley

> Conference Dinner in option [with a 45 € extra fee] is scheduled on Thursday 5th June and will take place on the famous Pont St Bénezet (Pont d’Avignon).

5 Technical Tours

>>> CDSOperational since 1962, CDS receives, characterizes and treats low and intermediate level solid radioactive waste from Marcoule nuclear facilities. This production unit allows a verification of the radioactivity of the waste before their compaction and immobilization by a cement grout.

>>> MAR 400 decanning unitUp to 1997, MAR 400 was the decanning unit of the UP1 plant in Marcoule. It has treated more than 1800 tons of fuel from UNGG gas cooled nuclear reactor (natural uranium – graphite-gas). This unit stopped operating in 1998, decommissioning and dismantling activities are now conducted.

>>> HERA gathers various activities as supercritical fluids and membrane processes laboratory, platforms for studies on robotic (remote-controlled manipulator) and studies by modelling and simulating tools dedicated to dismantling and cleaning operations. More over HERA contributes to the studies on cement-based-materials by providing lab-scale and pilot scales facilities.

>>> STELThis unit is collecting and treating by evaporation and co-precipitation the liquid radioactive waste produced by the Marcoule nuclear facilities. The evaporator concentrates and co-precipitation slurries are now bituminized and packaged in a stainless steel container. A cementation unit is planned to replace the actual process in the coming years.

>>> DECOMMISIONING CENTERThe decommissioning center located in the Marcoule site is dedicated to the presentation of decommissioning and dismantling activities. Issues, challenges and achievement are presented through workshops and exhibitions.                                                                                            


Conference contact 

Tel +33.(0) - Fax +33.(0) - @ patricia.hamel-bloch@sfen.org

Accommodation contact 
 Céline GALLARD - RMG - Palais des Papes

Tel +33.(0) - Fax 33.(0) - @ c.gallard@palais-des-papes.com