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Navigating the Nuclear Landscape: Innovations in Waste Management and the Future of Sustainable Nuclear Energy

EPRG - Navigating the Nuclear Landscape
Monday, December 4, 2023, 5:50 pm – 7:20 pm

Onsite: Room D-001, CEU Vienna
Passcode: 727824

The EPRG group is excited to invite you to our last event of the fall term, where Dr. Aliki Van Heek will guide us through the future of nuclear energy and the challenges involved in managing radioactive waste.

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, nuclear power is a low-carbon energy source unlike coal, oil, or gas power plants. Nuclear reactors may play a critical role in achieving climate change targets, producing about one-third of the world's carbon-free electricity. However, there is still intense debate regarding waste from nuclear power reactors and how they are handled. During this session, we will tackle the topic from an eco-social standpoint, encompassing not just the technological and financial facets but also the wider societal ramifications.

About the speaker:

Aliki van Heek is an associate at Nuclear-21, a Belgium-based nuclear policy and consultancy organization. Previously, she headed the 3E Analysis Unit of the International Atomic Energy Agency and worked as Team Manager and Consultant in Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management in the Netherlands.

Join us with lots of questions!


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