Radiological and hazardous contaminants detected at radioactively contaminated sites worldwide

October 31, 2011 by Leo van Velzen

The first three sections of the new Appendix A have been released. Section A.2 deals with the radioactive detected contaminants and A.3 with hazardous contaminants detected at radiologically contaminated sites worldwide.

Update EURSSEM: Appendix A

August 21, 2011 by Leo van Velzen

Finalizing the literature study about “radiological contaminants and also hazardous contaminants that are detected in the paste during remediation activities of radioactively contaminated sites”, had taken more time then expected.

At this moment EURSSEM is now in the process of a large update: “Adding the new Appendix A”. Further existing references will be updated and new ones will be added.

These processes will take some time as a large number of small redactional changes have to take care of.

Extending EURSSEM with an overview of detected radioactive contaminants worldwide

November 10, 2010 by Leo van Velzen

In the past months, after the release of the paper in July, a literature study has been performed to create an overview of “Contaminants detected at radioactively contaminated sites worldwide: radioactive and hazardous”. At this moment the new appendix is under review and then it will be transferred to the web-site and released.
At this moment, it is possible to add more contaminants to this overview and especially we are looking for information over
• “the relative mobility” of contaminants in soil and groundwater and under which conditions.
• Example sites

Paper about EURSSEM published in the International Journal for Nuclear Power

July 20, 2010 by Roland Schulz

A paper presenting was published in the june issue of ATW – International Journal for Nuclear Power, official journal of the German Nuclear Society and the German Atomic Forum.

IMWA 2010 Symposium, Sydney (Canada)

July 13, 2010 by Roland Schulz

The IMWA 2010 Symposium is jointly hosted by the International Mine Water Association (IMWA) and Cape Breton University. This conference will enable persons from around the world who have an interest in mine water management to learn first hand how 21st century mine water challenges are being tackled. Delegates will enjoy a first-class technical program that will address pertinent and exciting information in the field of mine water management and as always, there will be ample opportunity to exchange ideas and best practices with colleagues from around the world.

  • 127 excellent talks from colleagues around the world
  • 55 great poster presentations
  • 5 pre-conference workshops from well-known experts
  • Opening Ceremony with the “Men of the Deeps”
  • Conference Dinner with the “Barra MacNeils” performing for you
  • Closing Ceremony with the “Cape Breton Chorale”
  • Lobster Party Cape Breton Style – might be fun!
  • Post-Conference Excursion around the world famous Cabot Trail!
  • 4 days Accompanying Persons Program

The IMWA 2010 Symposium will be held September 5 – 9, 2010, Sydney, Canada, at the Cape Breton University.

IMWA 2010 Conference Site

Follow up WMC2010 - Upcoming Conference ICEM2010 and news about EURSSEM

April 13, 2010 by Leo van Velzen

Follow-up Waste Management Conference 2010 at Phoenix

The Waste Management Conference 2010 at Phoenix was a success. IAEA had focused in this Conference with 4 special sessions dealing with its new network “ENVIRONET”. This new IAEA network was launched officially at the general meeting September 2009. A presentation about EURSSEM (background, aim, benefits etc.) was presented at Monday morning in the first of the four special IAEA sessions.

At this WM Conference a number of papers dealt with new techniques and methods applied already in environmental remediation projects and some tested just in a first experimental setup, but very promising. This information will certainly be addressed in EURSSEM as soon as the proceedings of the WM Conference become available.

Upcoming Conference ICEM2010

The following conference with a main track on Environmental Remediation is ICEM2010. This conference will be held at 3-7 October, Tsukuba, Japan.

News about EURSSEM

At this moment the work has started to transfer the Appendixes A, B, C, D and G from a conventional document to the website. Further it is expected that the “download” option will be also available in a few weeks. As EURSSEM is created under a Creative Commons License you will be asked to be aware and to agree on this license before you can perform a download.

Waste Management Conference 2010, Phoenix (Arizona)

February 11, 2010 by Roland Schulz

The annual Waste Management Conference, presented by WM Symposia (WMS), is widely regarded as the premier international conference for the management of radioactive material and related topics. WMS is a non-profit corporation dedicated to education and opportunity in waste management. It was founded to provide a forum for discussing and seeking cost-effective and environmentally responsible solutions to the safe management and disposition of radioactive waste and radioactive materials.

The annual WM conference attracts approximately 2,000 persons from throughout the world and provides significant opportunities for networking, professional growth and education – as well as business opportunities. This conference is attended by decision makers, project managers, and technical and procurement specialists representing the government and private organizations undertaking the global tasks of radioactive material management, decommissioning and site remediation.

WM2010, the conference’s 36th year, is expected to attract representatives from over 40 countries, presenting more than 400 papers in over 80 technical sessions. WM2010 will be held March 7 – 11, 2010, Phoenix, Arizona, at the Phoenix Convention Center’s West Building.