We will hold events, such as our annual meeting and topic meetings, to showcase of our latest expertise and research to members of the research community involved in radioactive geological disposal. Sign up to our newsletter to be informed of any future events first.

Research in progress webinar series

The Radioactive Waste Management Research Support Office (RWM RSO) research in progress seminar series aims to facilitate knowledge exchange between RWM, academics and research organisations on research topics important to geological disposal. Please do feel free to bring your lunch to these informal sessions.

The next session on Thursday 20th January will be focussed on the latest research underway relating to bedded halite. We will be joined by speakers that are working on disposal concept development for higher activity wastes in bedded salt, and who are investigating fluid transport through salt. This includes a presentation on modelling of the Brine Availability Test (BAT) being conducted at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in the US.

These sessions will be held on zoom. Register to receive joining instructions.


Chairs: Majid Sedighi (RSO Engineered Barriers Theme Lead, University of Manchester) and Matthew Kirby (RWM Subject Matter Expert)

13:00 RWM and Halite introductory talk, Matthew Kirby (RWM)

13:10 BATS modelling work, Steve Benbow (Quintessa)

13:35 Bedded halites concept development, Steve Majhu (RWM)

14:00 Short break

14:10 Reactive groundwater flows in halite and implications for GDF integrity, Sam Clarke (Cambridge)

14:25 Final Q’s / discussion

14:30 Close


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