Ian McKinley TV Interview

12th November 2015

Ian McKinley gives a live interview to France 24 on the restart of the first nuclear reactor at the Kyushu Electric Power plant in Sendai, Japan.

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Cooperative Approaches to the Back End of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

6th November 2015

On 3rd – 6th November Charles McCombie was a member of a consultant group that met at the IAEA in Vienna to prepare for an INPRO Study on “Cooperative Approaches to the Back End of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle”. The consultants from France, Ukraine, Russia, USA, Vietnam prepared Terms of Reference  for a major …

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Ethics and involving the public in nuclear waste management

28th October 2015

On October 28th Charles McCombie was a panelist in The Hague at a seminar on “Ethics and involving the public in nuclear waste management”. At the meeting, the contributors to three new publications presented an overview of their work. These were: the book “The Ethics of Nuclear Energy. Risk, Justice and Democracy in the …

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International Technical Workshop on Deep Borehole Disposal

22nd October 2015

Dr Wolfgang Kickmaier participated at the International Technical Workshop on Deep Borehole Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste in Washington in October 2015. The workshop was organised by the Nuclear Waste Management Technical Review Board and besides Members of the Board and the DOE, SANDIA and other US National Labs, experts from the UK, Germany, Check …

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Tsunamis: Geology, Hazards and Risks

28th September 2015

Ellie Scourse and Neil Chapman were co-convenors of an international symposium on ‘Tsunamis: Geology, Hazards and Risks’, held at the Geological Society of London on 25th September as its prestigious annual Arthur Holmes Meeting for 2015. The meeting was organised in collaboration with the Geological Society of Japan. More than eighty participants attended from …

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MCM part of international consortium

14th July 2015

MCM is part of an international consortium which has secured a € 1.75M contract to support the safe disposal of low and intermediate level waste (LILW) in Iraq.

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1st Chemistry in Energy Conference

12th July 2015

MCM gave a presentation at the 1st Chemistry in Energy Conference, in Edinburgh: “Chemical challenges for safety cases supporting geological disposal of radioactive waste”. Two posters were also presented: “Remediation of sites contaminated from nuclear energy generation activities” and “Use of advanced tools to manage the chemical complexity of carbon capture projects”.

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MCM welcomes Ian Upshall

1st June 2015

We welcome Ian Upshall as an associate of MCM.  Read Ian’s full profile under our Associates section.

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Key experts on EC Project

14th May 2015

MCM (Wolfgang Kickmaier and Ally Clark) acting as key experts in the EC project “Feasibility Study, Basic Design and Engineering Design of an Engineered Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility”. Click here to read full press release.

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PLANDIS R&D Guide

9th May 2015

Tara Beattie was the main author of the PLANDIS R&D Guide prepared by the IGD-TP for new nuclear programmes and presented by Charles McCombie in Pitesti, Romania.

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AMNT Conference – Germany

6th May 2015

Wolfgang Kickmaier was invited to the AMNT Conference Germany. “What can Germany learn from other national radioactive waste management programmes ?”

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CAPG Alliance Consortia

1st April 2015

MCM is part of the ‘CAPG alliance’ consortia, which has been awarded a 4 year framework contract for the provision of specialist nuclear services to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in the area of repository engineering and transport and waste design. 

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Journey to the safest place on earth- on Swiss TV

14th March 2015

After showing in cinemas in numerous countries, a documentary film called ‘Journey to the safest place on earth’ on international disposal with appearances by Charles McCombie was shown on prime time Swiss TV. Charles McCombie pictured below:   Watch the film. To read more about the video ‘Journey to the safest place on earth’, …

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COVRA Safety Case Advisory Group

1st March 2015

Meeting of COVRA Safety Case Advisory Group of which Neil Chapman and Charles McCombie are Members.

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MCM Japan

1st January 2015

Establishment of MCM Japan (an affiliated but independent organisation).

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