INTERA's Dr. Michael "Mick" Apted served as a lecturer for an International Atomic Energy Administration (IAEA) training course titled "The Key Components in a Programme for the Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste." As one of six international lecturers, Dr. Apted gave presentations on topics that included the nuclear fuel cycle and the generation of radioactive waste; geological disposal and what it entails; development of a safety case and safety assessment; strategies for the safe disposal of radioactive waste; and conducting performance assessments. The course was presented as part of the Geological Disposal of High Level Radioactive Waste Conference held in Beijing, China, from November 30 through December 5, 2009.