13 Sep DD posed for Girls' Day in Science
On September 12th, it was Girls' Day in Science. It is Tektanken's national campaign day to attract more girls to science education and careers – and DD was included.
DTU was among the 39 companies and educational institutions that invited girls from primary and secondary schools. At Risø, DTU's Centre for Nuclear Technologies offered a course entitled "When radiation saves lives", which focused on how radioactivity is used in cancer treatment. To also give the girls an impression of the problems surrounding society's radioactive waste, a visit to the centre's neighbours, Danish Decommissioning, was included.
Here Heidi Sjølin Thomsen, project manager for a long-term waste solution, and communication advisor Lene Elmegaard were able to talk about how DD and store the radioactive waste. The herd of 9th-grade girls was also given a tour of the two storage facilities where the waste is so far stored.
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