21-SEP-2017: Prof Hasan delivers lecture on 'Global Status of Nuclear Waste Management'
Aligarh, September 21: Eminent Geoscientist, Prof Syed E Hasan from the University of Missouri, USA today delivered a lecture on 'Global Status of Nuclear Waste Management' at the Conference Hall, Department of Physics in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
Delineating on the topic, Prof Hasan said that Finland and Sweden are leading research on nuclear waste management as they are storing waste in deep underground repositories.
He added that these countries are packing thousands of tonnes of uranium into copper canisters, which will be lodged into a network of tunnels cut out of granite underground bedrock. Prof Hasan pointed out that once the facility is sealed, it should safely isolate the waste for several hundred thousand years. He pointed out that with this process, the radiation levels will become harmless.
Talking about nuclear waste management in India, Prof Hasan said that spent fuel is processed at facilities in Trombay near Mumbai, at Tarapur on the west coast north of Mumbai and at Kalpakkam on the southeast coast of India. He added that interim storage for 30 years is expected, with eventual disposal in a deep geological repository in crystalline rock near Kalpakkam.
Prof Mohd Shakir (Dean, Faculty of Science) presided over the function. Prof Tauheed Ahmad (Chairperson, Department of Physics) welcomed the guests and proposed the vote of thanks after Prof Hasan's lecture.
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