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About KONTEC 2013

KONTEC 2013: 11th International Symposium on “Conditioning of Radioactive Operational and Decommissioning Waste” and 11th BMBF Status Report on “Decommissioning and Demolition of Nuclear Facilities”

The Editor

KONTEC 2013 was held in Dresden on 13 to 15 March 2013. The 11th event organ­ized under this heading dealt with the sub­jects of “Conditioning of Radioactive Oper­ational and Decommissioning Waste” and “Decommissioning and Demolition of Nu­clear Facilities” including the R&D Status Report by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) on the same subject. The conference was attended by an inter­national audience from 19 countries. The program included plenary sessions on these 4 key topics:

Disposal of Radioactive Residues from • Nuclear Facilities‘ Operation and De­commissioning.

Decommissioning and Dismantling of • Nuclear Facilities.

Facilities and Systems for the Conditioning of Operational and Decommis­sioning Wastes.

Transport, Interim and Final Storage of • Non-heat Generating Wastes (i.e. Kon­rad).

These sessions were accompanied by post­er sessions and short presentations under the heading of “Kontec Direct.”

The best presentations of the catego­ries Plenary Session Presentation, Poster Presentation and Kontec-Direct have been awarded. In detail, “Dismantling of Rus­sian nuclear powered submarines” by De­tlef Mietann, “Requalification of `Old Pack­ages´ for the Konrad Repository Described for the Model Case of Packages from Stor­age Annex A and Repackaging of Contain­ers Holding Compacts in Hall 2 of the GNS Plant” by Martina Kößler, Sebastian Schwall and Pascal Budriks, and “Electrochemical process development for cleaning organic, C-14-labelled waste solutions” by Hans-Jürgen Friedrich.


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