The closure and decommissioning of nuclear power plants, particularly power reactors, present high demands regarding planning and authorization to all parties involved. In the ongoing decade several nuclear power plants will be shut down due to their operating life and political decisions, not only in Europe, but also worldwide. As a result, optimized decommissioning strategies will need to be well-coordinated among all participants.
The International Conference on Nuclear Decommissioning (ICOND) focuses on the relevant legal parameters in Germany. ICOND also compares the scope of the decommissioning task in Germany with that in other countries (e.g., South Korea); considers the roles of authorization, financial planning, and change management in the transition from nuclear power plant to decommissioned project; and examines the options for interim storage and disposal of radioactive waste, a decisive concern for future decommissioning projects.
Andreas Mann - Economic Mediator
The conference will be moderated by Andreas Mann. Before working as a television moderator for the MDR (e.g. “Sachsen-Anhalt heute”), he worked for Radio PSR. He is especially interested in controversial socio-political topics as the disposal of radioactive waste and the decommissioning of nuclear power plants. As an economic mediator he is professionally trained to communicate between the different parties, e.g. the public and the industry.