MIND students at the Advanced training course, Geomicrobiology in radioactive waste disposal, October 8-11th, 2018, Mol, Belgium

Natalie Leys, responsible initiator of the course: “It is really going well, the teachers all did their very best to provide an interesting program, and the students are motivated and happy!”


Geological disposal of radioactive waste represents a challenge where social and technical aspects blend with regard to the design, implementation and post-construction management of the installation.

The objective of this advanced training course was to provide state-of-the-art knowledge and insight into the geomicrobiology phenomena related to the geological disposal of radioactive waste. The focus was on performance assessment of the geological disposal environment and the engineered barrier systems for high-level and long-lived intermediate level waste using the knowledge of geomicrobiology processes.