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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