This intensive unique course will give a comprehensive overview of different aspects involved in the management of radioactive waste. The course modules will handle operational radioactive waste management during collection, characterization, conditioning, transport and storage. Course topics will focus on international best practices and regulations, national and international state-of-the-art, and benefits from expertise from the point of view of waste producers, waste management organisations and nuclear regulators.
In each aspect of the course, theory is combined with technical visits to allow students to experience how guidelines and best practices are translated to the field.
The course can be followed in full, or students may choose to follow only particular modules. For international students, it is of interest to know that the first week will have a more general (international) aspect, while the second week will focus mostly on particular Belgian topics.