The National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (Nagra) in Switzerland was founded in 1972 by the Swiss producers of nuclear waste to plan and develop geological repositories for radioactive waste in Switzerland. In 2002 Nagra completed a major study which assessed the disposal feasibility for SF/HLW and long-lived ILW in the Opalinus Clay formation of northern Switzerland. The review of this feasibility study indicated that monitoring of a repository is considered an important component of a repository to indicate that the system is behaving as expected and to demonstrate that relevant processes are understood.

Key role in consortium: Management of Grimsel experimental facility, participation in all RTD and knowledge dissemination work packages.

Key participant: Dr. Bernd Frieg