The issue of energy security and the need for sustainable energy sources
have determined a new interest to the production of electricity via
nuclear energy, with many countries building or planning to build
new nuclear reactors.
At the same time, the first generation nuclear power plants are coming
to the end of their life and therefore the effective decommissioning
of those plants and management of the nuclear waste, produced during
the operations and the decommissioning, are crucial for the public
acceptance of nuclear power as a sustainable technology.
The development of a safe and secure nuclear programme requires a
precise legal and regulatory framework, but also the sharing of best
practices and learning from the past.
From the technical point of view, it is important to analyse each
production route of radioactive waste, e.g. research, medical applications
and industrial activities such as mining and milling of radioactive
ores, as well as the generation of nuclear energy, in order to manage
it safely for the workers, the public and the environment. This includes
an effective characterization of the waste, proper environmental monitoring
and the application of sound principles of waste management, including
policy, regulatory issues, human resources management and aspects
of stakeholders' engagement.
The school will bring together for the second year international
experts in waste management and nuclear decommissioning, offering
the participants the opportunity to learn from the experience of various
European countries and to discuss directly with the experts and the
other delegates; the course will also include a visit to the facilities
of the Decommissioning and Waste Management Programme of the European
Commission's Joint Research Centre in Ispra (VA), where the delegates
will be able to explore in more depth the issues of nuclear waste
characterization and nuclear decommissioning.
The Summer School venue is the prestigious Napoleonic Hall of the
University of Milan, and for the third day it will be at the facilities
of the leading European Joint Research Centre in Ispra.
The Napoleonic Hall of the University of Milan is in the city centre
close to the Duomo area, in Via S. Antonio, 12.
It’s possible to get there:
By metro: M1 (Stop: Duomo) - M3 (Stop: Missori)
By bus: N.54 (Stop: Larga-Verziere)
By tram: N.12 (Stop: Larga-Verziere) - N.15 (Stop: Larga-Fontana-Albricci)
- N.27 (Stop: Larga-Albricci)
From Malpensa Airport: Malpensa Express Train has departures every
30 min and it takes 40 min to get to Cadorna Train Station (Metro:
M1 - M2) close to the city centre in the “Castello Sforzesco”
From Linate Airport (closer to Milan centre): Shuttles leave every
min to Centrale Train Station (M2 -M3) and Bus N.73 leaves every 10
min to city centre, close to “Duomo” area (Piazza San
Babila - M1).