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Dr Jenny Kent appointed new Managing Director

Dr Jenny Kent appointed new Managing Director We are pleased to share an important update regarding our management arrangements. As of 1 July – and after 30 years leading the company – Dr Daniel Galson will be handing the Managing Director role to Dr Jenny Kent and moving into a newly created Strategic Director role. …


Galson Sciences and partners awarded framework contract to support
Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning

Galson Sciences and it’s parnters Empresarios Agrupanos and Orano Projets have been awarded a framework contract to develop disposal solutions for spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste in Norway. Under the framework agreement, the consortium will further develop the Deep Borehole Disposal (DBD) concept for high-level radioactive waste in Norway, informing the selection of radioactive …


NDA Direct Research Portfolio Framework Award

Galson Sciences Ltd (Ltd) is delighted to announce that it has again been awarded a contract on the NDA’s Direct Research Portfolio (DRP) integrated waste management and site decommissioning and remediation (IWM&SDR) framework. The new contract will run for four years and is intended to support the full scope of R&D (link to NDA 5-year …


EURADSCIENCE’s first position paper

EURADSCIENCE is a new international network of research entities established to drive scientific excellence on radioactive waste management from cradle to grave, in support of implementation of national projects over the coming years and decades.  EURADSCIENCE’s vision is ‘to maintain a holistic view of relevant scientific disciplines, to provide scientific excellence to advance the progress ...

GSL supporting Frazer-Nash to provide cost modelling support to RWM

Systems and engineering consultancy, Frazer-Nash, is to provide cost modelling support to Radioactive Waste Management (RWM), the UK government organisation responsible for planning and delivering the geological disposal of radioactive waste. The work will be undertaken in collaboration with nuclear research services consultancy Galson Sciences Ltd, who will define the model structure and provide reference …


£522 send to Macmillan by GSL following the 2019 coffee morning

Thanks to the generosity of GSL staff, an amazing £261 was raised at the Macmillan Coffee morning.  This amount was matched by the organisation meaning that a cheque for £522 was sent to Macmillan in support of their work.   Home-made cakes are always well appreciated by everyone working here – and the offerings on display …


Phil Richardson contributes to book

Phil Richardson has contributed material to a recently published (July 2019) Springer Verlag book ‘Conflicts, Participation and Acceptability in Nuclear Waste Governance: An International Comparison, Volume II‘. He co-authored a chapter on ‘The Use of the Added Value Approach in Siting Radioactive Waste Facilities: Stakeholder Opinions in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia‘ which was …


Theramin training school presentations

Following the successful Technical Training School hosted by the CEA at Marcoule, France, in June 2019, presentations (including those made by Stephen Wickham and Jenny Kent from GSL) and posters on the toolbox of treatment and characterisation approaches demonstrated in the project are available on the Theramin website: Participants also had the opportunity to …


Theramin Summer School June 2019

GSL is leading two work packages (WP2 and WP5) within the EURATOM Collaborative Project “Thermal treatment for radioactive waste minimisation and hazard reduction (THERAMIN)”, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Euratom research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 755480. A summer school, hosted by the CEA at Marcoule in June …


2nd International Conference on Monitoring in Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

Matt White and Sally Scourfield attended the 2nd International Repository Monitoring Conference at the Cité University of Paris on Tuesday 9 April to Thursday 11 April.  Matt was a member of the organising committee, and gave presentations on the selection of monitoring strategies and parameters, and on the use of monitoring results in decision making.  During the meeting, …

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