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Other relevant EC projects

  • FORGE - Fate Of Repository Gases

Long-term radioactive waste management usually considers final disposal in a deep geological repository. This includes an engineered barrier system working in conjunction with the surrounding host rocks to minimise migration of radioactivity. As the repository system evolves, gases may be produced, such as hydrogen from the corrosion of metals and from the radiolysis of water, and radon from the radioactive decay of some of the waste. If present, biodegradable wastes can also produce carbon dioxide and methane. Understanding how these gases move in a repository setting is a topic identified for further study. The FORGE project has been initiated to address key gas migration issues in repository performance assessment.

  • ReCosy - Redox Phenomena Controlling Systems

Main objectives of ReCosy are the sound understanding of redox phenomena controlling the long-term release/retention of radionuclides in nuclear waste disposal and providing tools to apply the result to Performance Assessment/Safety Case.

  • CarboWaste - Treatment and Disposal of Irradiated Graphite and other Carbonaceous Waste

The objective of this project is the development of best practices in the retrieval, treatment and disposal of irradiated graphite & carbonaceous waste, like structural material e.g. non-graphitised carbon bricks and fuel coatings (pyrocarbon, silicon carbide). It addresses both legacy waste as well as waste from future generations of graphite-based nuclear fuel.

  • PEBS - Long-term Performance of the Engineered Barrier System

The main aim of the project PEBS is to evaluate the sealing and barrier performance of the EBS (Engineered Barrier System) with time, through development of a comprehensive approach involving experiments, model development and consideration of the potential impacts on long-term safety functions. 

  • InSOTEC - International Socio-Technical Challenges for Geological Disposal

Key challenges for radioactive waste management are located at the intersection of  generic, technical management concepts and the real world environment in which such concepts are to be implemented. InSOTEC aims to generate a better understanding of the complex interplay between the technical and the social in radioactive waste management and, in particular, in the design and implementation of geological disposal.

  • IPPA - Implementing Public Participation Approaches in radioactive waste disposal

The aim of the project is to contrubute to the task of building a knowledge base of participation processes and a "tool box" will be created as a step towards providing concrete guidance for effective participation.

  • DOPAS - Full Scale Demonstration of Plugs and Seals

The project will compile the design basis of plugs and seals, develop new technology for plug and seal materials and for the assembly and construction of plug and seal systems, carry out full or partial design of the systems, and perform five full-scale plug and seal tests.

  • SITEX - Sustainable network of Independent Technical EXpertise for radioactive waste Disposal

The objective of the SITEX project is to set up a network capable of harmonizing European approaches to technical expertise in of geological repositories for radioactive waste.


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  • PEBS Final conference International conference on in-situ and lab experiments in engineered and clay-based barriers

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