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Launch of the World Nuclear Waste Report (WNWR) – Focus Europe


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More than 70 years after the start of the nuclear age, no country in the world has permanently put a repository for high-level radioactive waste into operation. Meanwhile, increasing amounts of nuclear waste are accumulating. How much exactly and in what qualities is unknown. The first edition of the World Nuclear Waste Report (WNWR) – Focus Europe assesses how much waste countries have generated, how much is stored and disposed of. It provides an overview about the estimated costs for management, storage and disposal of nuclear waste and how governments try to secure funding for these costs. Finally, the report presents a short history of how countries worldwide have been struggling up until today to advance in the search for repositories. The report offers a selection of country studies, including the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. A dozen of renowned international scientists has compiled the report. Authors will present key findings at the event. The final panel will discuss in German lessons of decade-long attempts of countries to find a final repository. With: Rebecca Harms, former Member of European Parliament, Alliance 90/The Greens; Arne Jungjohann, Editor and Coordinator of the World Nuclear Waste Report; Florian Emrich, Head of President’s Office, Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management (BfE); Gordon MacKerron* (tba), Director of Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex; Ben Wealer, Research Associate at Berlin Institute of Technology, guest researcher the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW); Sylvia Kotting-Uhl, Member of Parliament (Alliance 90/The Greens), Chair of Committee for Environment, Nature Protection, and Nuclear Safety; Mycle Schneider, International Consultant, Convening Lead Author of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report; Yves Marignac, Director, World Information Service on Energy Paris; Jürgen Trittin, Member of Parliament (Alliance 90/The Greens), former Chair of the Nuclear Financing Commission Germany; Miranda Schreurs, Chair of National Civil Society Board (Nationales Begleitgremium), Technical University of Munich, School of Governance; Marcos Buser, former member of the Federal Commission for Nuclear Safety in Switzerland; Jorina Suckow, member of the National Civil Society Board (Nationales Begleitgremium)

Working language: English and German. Simultaneous translation will be provided. Anmeldung erforderlich: https://calendar.boell.de/en/civi_register/138421

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