Over the next four days (20-23 September) at New Scientist Live (NSL) in London, scientists and engineers from Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) will be explaining how leading-edge science and technology is making the safe and secure disposal of radioactive waste possible.
RWM works to ensure that radioactive waste is safely managed and packaged today ready for permanent disposal in the future. Geological disposal, endorsed by scientists worldwide, involves placing radioactive waste in highly-engineered vaults and tunnels deep underground.
RWM will host a stand at NSL, catering to an expected audience of around 40,000+ visitors keen to learn about the latest science and technology across a variety of sectors. Visitors to RWM’s stand can take a glimpse into the future with a virtual reality journey deep underground into a highly-engineered facility in which the UK’s radioactive waste will be disposed, keeping future generations and the environment safe from harm.
RWM will bring to life the often controversial subject of radioactive waste, and how to deal with it, by showcasing robotics, models, and most importantly, providing access to the scientists and engineers whose mission it is to deliver geological disposal for the UK.
Mohammed Sammur, RWM’s Technical Director said:
NSL provides a great opportunity to bring to life the plans for the long-term safe and secure management and
disposal of radioactive waste - one of the greatest challenges facing this generation. The event will also provide us
with an opportunity to engage with an important segment of our community and listen to their views and questions on this subject.