Developing an Education Program for Schools on Radioactive Waste Management

by P. J. Curd, United Kingdom Nirex Ltd, Harwell, United Kingdom,
J. S. Hutchins, United Kingdom Nirex Ltd, Harwell, United Kingdom,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


United Kingdom Nirex Limited is responsible for the development of a deep disposal facility for Britain's solid low and intermediate-level radioactive wastes. In line with their technical programme Nirex has a substantial public information programme costing in excess of ?1M per year. An important part of this programme is the need to develop an effective education programme for schools. This paper details the development and content of this education programme and the rationale behind the development in its current form.

Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Engineering education | Waste disposal | Public information programs | Materials engineering | Education | Waste management | United Kingdom | Europe

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