The UK has substantial volumes of so-called ‘legacy’ wastes arising from its weapons programme, from its various experimental reactor programmes, from nuclear power plants and from the reprocessing of spent fuel. Professor Becky Lunn believes society has a moral obligation to provide a long-term secure solution for these wastes. This talk will discuss the technical and societal challenges that must be overcome for successful construction of a geological disposal facility in the UK.
Professor Lunn researches the development and implementation of engineered barriers for nuclear decommissioning and waste disposal, for which she has received national recognition and prestigious awards. She has been a long-term member of several UK and Scottish Government Independent Advisory Committees on topics ranging from Geothermal Energy Prospects to Radioactive Waste Management. She leads two multi-partner research consortia in nuclear waste disposal and decommissioning. In 2015, she was elected an Outstanding Woman of Scotland by the Saltire Society for her contributions to research and for her support for women in engineering.
This meeting is organised by IESIS (Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland). More details of the meeting and registration instructions can be found here.