Safety assessment of nuclear waste repositories: scientific issues vs societal expectations


Dr. Jordi Bruno, Amphos 21 Group

Date and Time

February 12, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


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William J. Perry Conference Room
Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central, C231
616 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305

Abstract: In the last 30 years I have been actively involved in various safety assessment exercises for high level and low and intermediate level nuclear waste disposal sites, mainly for the Swedish SKB programme but also for a number of European programmes (Spain, France, Finland and the UK). During this time some of these programmes have evolved from pure concepts to actual implementation, some others have remained in the limbo of the generic conceptual projects. The different degrees of development are basically the result of the way the scientific and technical issues have been tackled and more importantly how the implication from society has been implemented in the programmes. In my presentation I will attempt to discuss the various levels of scientific, technological and societal development of the various programmes and their potential correlation with the fulfilment of their objectives.

Speaker bio: Jordi Bruno has a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm and an Executive MBA from Stanford University. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of nuclear waste management, risk analysis and environmental management strategies. The main areas of expertise include: evaluation of performance and safety of nuclear waste repositories, sustainability, chemical risk assessment and, toxic / hazardous and geological storage of CO2.

From 2008 on, he has been the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Amphos 21 Consulting and from 2009, he has been the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Amphos 21 Group. From 2000 to 2014 he was Director of the Chair Enresa-Amphos 21 on Sustainability and Waste Management in the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).

He is author or co-author of more than 130 peer reviewed papers and five books, as well as many communications to international conferences and technical reports.

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