HOTLAB 2018 will cover the broad spectrum of developments concerning the operation of hot laboratories, particularly the following:
Conditioning of high level waste for final repository
Waste from research projects: eg. embedded samples
Waste from power plant fuel: e.g. defect rods
Historic waste in the hotlab
International HOTLAB collaborations:
Keeping the hotlab fit : safety of aging hotlabs
Post irradiation examination
Facilities and equipment
Remote handling technology
Visits to the VTT nuclear research facilities will be arranged on September 20th (an a.m. group for those wanting to return home in the p.m., and a p.m. group for those staying on later or with late evening flights). The visit is included in the conference fee.
Preview VTT Centre for Nuclear Safety
Preview VTT hot cells
A visit to the Posiva spent fuel final repository visitors center and site in Olkiluoto is possible on September 21st (3.5 hour bus ride there, site tour with coffees and lunch, 3.5h bus ride back).
The visit costs 70€ (including transportation and lunch). Registration and payment is made when registering for the conference.