NUWCEM 2022 : 4th International Symposium on Cement-Based Materials for Nuclear Wastes

Scope and objectives

Cementation is a widely applied technique for the conditioning of low - and intermediate - level radioactive wastes.  However, specific issues have still to be 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, and for monitoring techniques of cemented waste packages and cement barriers. 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 May 4 to 6, 2022, at the Palais des Papes, an historical place in the center of the town.


Organized by CEA, French Commission for Atomic and Alternative Energies 

and SFEN, French Nuclear Energy Society



*About SFEN

The French Nuclear Energy Society (SFEN) is the French knowledge hub for nuclear energy. Created in 1973, the SFEN provides a space where all those who are interested in nuclear energy and its applications can obtain and exchange information.

The SFEN brings together 3 600 professionals, engineers, technicians, chemists, doctors, professors and students from industrial sites and from the French nuclear research organisations.

The SFEN’s four missions are: 

• To communicate, share and publish information • To highlight the nuclear sector’s scientific excellence & technical rigour • To play an active role in discussions • To federate the women and men who work in the nuclear sector

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