Quintessa Update
April 2002

Welcome to the Spring 2002 edition of Quintessa Update, the electronic newsletter of Quintessa Limited (www.quintessa.org)

Two recent events have strengthened Quintessa's capabilities in geosciences consulting.

First, we are pleased to welcome Richard Metcalfe to the Yokohama office. Richard has extensive experience of geochemical aspects of radioactive waste, mine waste and carbon dioxide disposal. Secondly, our Memorandum of Understanding with the British Geological Survey has recently been extended to include colleagues at Enviros Limited. This taken together with the capabilities of our geosciences staff and associate consultants facilitates Quintessa's involvement in a wider range of geoscience projects. For the results of a recent project on modelling geochemical interactions of bentonite and cement, please click here

Safety Assessment
Over the past three years, Quintessa has carried out a wide range of radioactive waste safety assessment projects for clients in twelve countries. An interesting new development concerns the borehole disposal of disused sealed sources, for which Quintessa is carrying out a safety assessment for the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA). This forms part of a wider project co-ordinated by the IAEA. For further information on this and related projects, please contact Richard Little.

Quality Assurance
Quintessa is pleased to record that it has recently achieved registration to BS EN ISO 9001 : 2000. For further information, please contact Quintessa's Quality Co-ordinator, Philip Maul.