EIG EURIDICE has an exhibition about research on the disposal of radioactive waste in a deep clay formation and, work permitting, its HADES underground research laboratory is also open to visitors. Only group visits are possible and must be booked in advance. You can find all the details below.
|| HADES underground research laboratory
Anyone over the age of 18 on the date of the visit and interested in science and technology in general, or research on geological disposal of radioactive waste in particular. Visits are only organised for groups.
Minimum number of people per group: 5
Maximum number of people: 17 (1 group) or 34 (2 groups)
The visit, including a guided tour, is free.
|Monday||1.00 pm - 4.00 pm|
|Tuesday||9.00 am - 12.00 am||and 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm|
|Wednesday||9.00 am - 12.00 am||and 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm|
|Thursday||9.00 am - 12.00 am||and 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm|
|Friday||9.00 am - 12.00 am|
No visits are organised outside office hours, at weekends, on public holidays and “bridging days” (days between a public holiday and a weekend), in July and August or during the Christmas holidays.
A visit takes about two hours.
The visit is in two parts:
Visitors are given a concise overview of the research conducted into the underground disposal of radioactive waste in a deep clay formation, using short films, drawings and models to explain the wider context.
2. HADES underground research laboratory
Visitors take the lift down to a depth of 225 metres into the heart of the Boom Clay formation. In the underground laboratory, the guide explains some of the experiments that illustrate the various aspects of the research and that help provide answers to scientific and technical questions about the feasibility and safety of underground disposal of radioactive waste.
|9.45 am||Arrival at the entrance of EIG EURIDICE|
|10.00 am||Welcome and introduction|
|10.15 am||Guided tour of the exhibition|
|11.00 am||Visit to the HADES underground research laboratory, 225 m below ground level|
|12.00 am||End of visit|
Visitors are shown round by expert guides. The tours can be given in English, Dutch or French.
Send your visit request, indicating possible dates, by e-mail to email@example.com , at least one month before the earliest proposed date.
A visit is not officially booked until you receive e-mail confirmation. With the confirmation, you will also be sent a blank name list form. This must be completed in full and e-mailed to Caroline no later than 14 days before the visit. If these details are not sent in good time, it is possible the visit may not go ahead.
In case you still have questions, please contact:
Els Van Musscher
Tel. +32 14 33 27 83
on weekdays from 8.30 - 12.00
The regulations and practical arrangements relating to visits can be downloaded here.