Microbiology and disposal of radioactive wastes, October 2016

Between 24th and 28th of October 2016 Micans taught a course in our own premises in Mölnlycke. The course was about how microorganisms can influence future final repositories for radioactive waste. Six participants from across Europe attended the course.


The scientific community realize more and more how important it is to take into account micro-organisms in risk assessment when planning the construction of a final repository for radioactive waste. We at Micans are experts in this particular field and therefore provide a course where you can learn more about microbial processes and how microorganisms affect their environment and can degrade metals and other materials. This is particularly important in a repository context where a small but ongoing microbial activity can have large negative effects on a design that is planned to remain intact for approximately 200 000 years. 6 representatives from Finland, the Czech Republic, France and Switzerland, all of which are working with, or do research on these issues attended the course this time.

The course received good reviews. Below you see what some of the participants said about the course. You can also download the course information as a pdf by clicking the cover below.





Course participants and lecturers at Micans' laboratory, October 2016. Photo: Micans