61 St Mary's Butts
Reading RG1 2LG
Dr Helen Kendall and Prof Cherry Tweed
presents “Key women in the road to delivery of a geological disposal facility for radioactive waste”
Historically the UK nuclear industry has been dominated by men. However, since the beginnings of the nuclear industry there have been various, often pioneering women contributing to all areas, and things are changing. The UK Government in its 2018 UK Nuclear Sector Deal has set an ambition for 40% women in nuclear by 2030. Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) is a public organisation established by government and responsible for planning and delivering geological disposal in the UK. The programme for the safe disposal of higher activity radioactive waste has been influenced by many people, including women. Two RWM women with different roles in the programme will reflect on the women in nuclear who have influenced their careers; from the famous names like Marie Curie, to those you may not have heard of.
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