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International Conference on Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement (Clay Conference) 2024 | 24.-29.11.2024

Hannover Congress Centrum (HCC), Theodor-Heuss-Platz 1-3 in 30175 Hannover, Germany

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We are happy to invite you to join the next International Conference on Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement (Clay Conference) 2024 in Hannover from November 24th to 29th 2024 including the scientific support programme. The conference includes presentations and poster sessions. Moreover, workshops and technical visits are organised. The focus of the Clay Conference is clay as host rock for geological disposal of radioactive waste and the use of compacted swelling clays as an engineered barrier component. Considering design, construction, operation and post-closure, the Clay Conference provides a unique networking platform for sharing scientific and technological knowledge. This involves gathering together experienced specialists and newcomers from various disciplines related to clays, as well as scientists and technicians from organisations engaged in radioactive waste disposal or in other uses of the subsurface in which clay barriers play an important role.

We particularly encourage young scientists in all fields of nuclear safety and waste management to present their research findings at the Clay Conference 2024. The programme features a balanced mix of high-level keynote speeches, concurrent oral sessions and poster presentations, with ample time for informal contacts and lively discussions. It covers a wide range of topics related to natural argillaceous geological barriers and clay-based engineered barrier systems, including laboratory experiments on clay samples, in situ experiments in underground research laboratories, mock-up demonstrations, natural analogues, numerical modelling, system integration approaches and monitoring.

The 9th Clay Conference takes place at Hannover Congress Centrum (HCC) at: Theodor-Heuss-Platz 1-3 in 30175 Hannover, Germany.

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