US/German Workshop

Despite its name, the US/German workshop is a focal point for researchers from several countries (including the United States, Germany, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom, and Poland) to regularly come together on the topic of radioactive waste disposal in salt formations. The in-person workshops are usually co-located with the annual NEA Salt Club meeting. The meetings are listed below in reverse chronological order, with links to each year’s conference proceedings as a pdf.

  • Twelfth US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design and Operation is planned for 6-9 September 2022 at the Hotel Steigenberger, Braunschweig Germany.
  • Eleventh US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design and Operation was held virtually 2 February, 17 June, and 8-9 September 2021 on MS-Teams. The proceedings will be published by BGE TEC and linked here when complete.
  • Tenth US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design and Operation was held 28-30 May 2019 at South Dakota School of Mines, in Rapid City South Dakota, USA. Link to proceedings published by Sandia National Laboratories (SAND2019-9997R).
  • Ninth US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design and Operation was held 10-11 September 2018 at BGR, in Hannover Germany. Link to proceedings published by Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR 03/2019).
  • Eighth US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design and Operation was held 5-7 September 2017 at COVRA, in Middelburg, The Netherlands. Link to proceedings published by Sandia National Laboratories (SAND2018-1339R).
  • Seventh US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design and Operation was held 7-9 September 2016 at the Crystal City Embassy Suites, in Washington DC, USA. Link to proceedings published by Sandia National Laboratories (SAND2016-1057R).
  • Sixth US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design and Operation was held 7-9 September 2015 at the Hotel Pullman Dresden Newa, in Dresden Germany. Link to proceedings published by Sandia National Laboratories (SAND2016-0194R).
  • Fifth US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design and Operation was held 8-10 September 2014 at the La Fonda Hotel, in Santa Fe New Mexico, USA. Link to proceedings published by Sandia National Laboratories (SAND2015-0500R).
  • Fourth US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design and Operation was held 17-18 September 2013 at the Hollywood Media Hotel, in Berlin Germany. Link to proceedings as published by Sandia National Laboratories (SAND2013-10592P).
  • Third US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design and Operation was held 8-11 October 2012 at Sandia National Laboratories, in Albuquerque New Mexico, USA. Link to proceedings as published by Sandia National Laboratories (SAND2013-1231P).
  • Second US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design and Operation was held 9-10 November 2011 at Hotel Schönau, in Peine Germany. Link to proceedings as published by Sandia National Laboratories (SAND2012-1245C)
  • First US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design and Operation was held 25-27 May 2010 at Mississippi State University, in Canton Mississippi, USA. Link to proceedings as published by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT Report 7569).