POSTPONED: Dalton Seminar Series: Chasing Rainbows – MOD’s quest to dispose of EDTA-contaminated ion-exchange resin
|Starts:||12:15 25 Apr 2017|
|Ends:||13:15 25 Apr 2017|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Dalton Nuclear Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
This event has been postponed due to last week’s announcement of the snap general election in June. All central and local government departments are now in the period of purdah and as a result Christine Bruce is unable to come and speak on behalf of the Ministry of Defence at this time. Please accept our apologies for the short notice and any inconvenience this causes, we will reschedule the seminar for later in the year.
The Ministry of Defence has 100 cubic metres of radioactive ion-exchange resin which is a significant and expensive nuclear liability management problem. The principal barrier to disposal is the presence of EDTA in the waste. This presentation explains the background to the Resins Disposal Project, tracks the progress and reversals encountered, describes the innovative technology being explored to enable best future management; and highlights the work being done at the Dalton Institute to support the project.
Role: Site Lead, Nuclear Liabilities Management
Organisation: Ministry of Defence
Biography: Christine Bruce is a professional Health Physicist within the Ministry of Defence. She is based at Rosyth and has worked there since 1988. She has been involved in the full lifecycle of Rosyth site activities over the years, from operational submarine refitting, through site decommissioning, and now providing advice and support to the Submarine Dismantling Project. She has particular expertise in decommissioning and Higher Activity Waste management, and runs MOD’s Resins Disposal Project.
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