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Final reports

Operational safety of existing installations

Plant life extension and management
  • Assessment of Aged Piping Dissimilar Metal Weld Integrity (ADIMEW)
  • AMES Thematic Network on Ageing (ATHENA)
  • Benchmark Exercise on Safety Evaluation of Computer Based Systems (BE-SECBS)
  • Crack Growth Behaviour of Low Alloy Steels for Pressure Boundary Components under Transient Light Water Reactor Operating Conditions (CASTOC)
  • Cost Effective Modernisation of Systems Important to Safety (CEMSIS)
  • Concrete containment management using the Finite Element technique combined with in-situ Non-Destructive Testing of conformity with respect to design and construction quality (CONMOD)
  • Future European Union needs in material research reactors (FEUNMARR)
  • Fluid mixing and flow distribution in the primary circuit (FLOMIX-R)
  • Fracture Mechanics Based Embrittlement Modelling (FRAME)
  • Evaluation of Non-Destructive Techniques for Monitoring Material Degradation (GRETE)
  • Improved Accident Management of VVER Nuclear Power Plants (IMPAM-VVER)
  • Irradiation Effects on the Evolution of the Microstructure, Properties and Residual Stresses in the Heat Affected Zone of Stainless Steel Welds (INTERWELD)
  • Joint Safety Research Index (JSRI)
  • Learning organisations for nuclear safety (LearnSafe)
  • Development of Light Water Reactor Reference Electrodes (LIRES)
  • Modelling of Ageing in Concrete Nuclear Power Plant Structures (MAECENAS)
  • Nuclear Risk-Based Inspection Methodology for passive components (NURBIM)
  • Phosphorus Influence on Steels Ageing (PISA)
  • Properties of Irradiated Stainless Steels for Predicting Lifetime of Nuclear Power Plant Components (PRIS)
  • Reactor dosimetry: accurate determination and benchmarking of radiaton field parameters, relevant for pressure vessel monitoring (REDOS)
  • Retrospective dosimetry of fast neutrons focussed on the reaction 93Nb(n,n´)93Nbm (RETROSPEC)
  • Structural Margin Improvements in Age-embrittled RPVs with Load History Effects (SMILE)
  • Evaluation of Alternative Approaches for the Assessment of Safety Performance Indicators for Nuclear Power Plants (SPI)
  • Signal Processing and Improved Qualification for Non-Destructive Testing of Ageing Reactors (SPIQNAR)
  • Thermal Fatigue Evaluation of Piping System T Connections (THERFAT)
    Figures Part 1
    Figures Part 2
  • Unified Procedure for Lifetime Assessment of Components and Piping in WWER Nuclear Power Plants (VERLIFE)
  • Validation of Constraint-Based Assessment Methodology in Structural Integrity (VOCALIST)
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  • Virtual Reality for Inspection, Maintenance, Operation, and Repair of Nuclear Power Plants (VRIMOR)
  • Two-Phase Flow Water Hammer Transients and Induced Loads on Materials and Structures of Nuclear Power Plants (WAHALOADS)
Severe accident management
  • Assessment of Reactor Vessel Integrity (ARVI)
  • Archive for source term information and system models (ASTERISM II)
  • Core Loss During a Severe Accident (COLOSS)
  • European Nuclear Thermodynamic Database (ENTHALPY)
  • Analysis of corium recovery concepts by the EUROCORE group (EUROCORE)
  • European Network for the Reduction of Uncertainties in Severe Accident Safety Issues (EURSAFE)
  • European Validation of the Integral Code ASTEC (EVITA)
    Final synthesis report
    Executive summary
  • Multidimensional Simulation of Hydrogen Distribution and Combustion in Severe Accidents (HYCOM)
  • Iodine chemistry and mitigation methods (ICHEMM)
  • Large-scale Experiments on Core Degradation, Melt Retention and Coolability (LACOMERA)
  • Limit strains for severe accident conditions (LISSAC)
  • Late Phase Source Term Phenomena (LPP)
  • Optimisation of severe accident management strategies for the control of radiological releases (OPTSAM)
  • State of the Art on Passive AutoCatalytic Recombiners (PARSOAR)
  • Platform for Improvements in Nuclear Industry and Utility Safety (PLINIUS)
  • A Perspective on Computerized Severe Accident Management Operator Support (SAMOS)
  • Scaling of containment experiments (SCACEX)
  • Steam generator tube rupture scenarios (SGTR)
  • Thematic Network for a Phebus FPT-1 International Standard Problem (THENPHEBISP)
  • Hydrogen removal from LWR containments by catalytic coated thermal insulation elements (THINCAT)
  • Concerted utility review of VVER-440 safety research needs (VERSAFE)
Evolutionary concepts
  • Advanced Three-dimensional Two-phase Flow Simulation Tool for Application to Reactor Safety (ASTAR)
  • Consolidation of integral system test experimental databases for reactor thermal-hydraulic safety analysis (CERTA-TN)
  • Revisiting Critical Issues in Nuclear Reactor Design/Safety by Using 3D Neutronics/Thermal-Hydraulics Models (CRISSUE-S)
  • Design and development of a steam generator emergency feedwater passive system for existing and future PWRs using advanced Steam Injectors (DEEPSSI)
  • Evaluation of Computational Fluid Dynamics Methods for Reactor Safety Analysis (ECORA)
  • European project for future advances in sciences and technology for nuclear engineering thermal-hydraulics (EUROFASTNET)
  • Extension of Transuranus Code Applicability with Niobium Containing Cladding Models (EXTRA)
  • Fast-Acting Boron Injection System (FABIS)
  • Improvement of Techniques for Multiscale Modelling of Irradiated Materials (ITEM)
  • Natural Circulation and Stability Performance of BWRs (NACUSP)
  • Oxide Fuels: Microstructure and Composition Variations (OMICO)
  • Simulation of Radiation Effects in Zr-Nb Alloys: Application to Stress Corrosion Cracking Behaviour in Iodine-rich Environment (SIRENA)
  • Reliability Methods for Passive Systems (RMPS)
  • Testing and enhanced modelling of passive evolutionary systems technology for containment cooling (TEMPEST)
  • Validation of Coupled Neutronic/Thermal-Hydraulic Codes for VVER Reactors (VALCO)
  • Validation of Nuclear Data for High Burn-up MOX Fuels (VALMOX)

Safety of the fuel cycle

Waste and spent fuel management and disposal
  • Aquatic Chemistry and Thermodynamics of Actinides and Fission Products Relevant to Nuclear Waste Disposal (ACTAF)
  • Establishment of a network of excellence for actinide sciences (ACTINET)
  • Backfilling and Sealing of Underground Repositories for Radioactive Waste in Salt, Phase II (BAMBUS II)
    Executive summary
    Complete final report: or (email removed)
  • Guidance document on THM coupled processes in performance assessment (BENCHPAR)
  • Bentonite barriers in integrated performance assessment (BENIPA)
    Because of its size, this report can only be found in EU Bookshop:
  • Modelling sequential biosphere systems under climate change for radioactive waste disposal (BIOCLIM)
  • Biosphere Models for Safety Assessment of radioactive waste disposal based on the application of the Reference Biosphere Methodology (BioMoSA)
  • Building confidence in deep disposal (BORIS)
  • State-of-the-art document on the corrosion behaviour of container materials (COBECOMA)
  • The comparison of alternative waste management strategies for long-lived radioactive wastes (COMPAS)
  • Long-term Performance of Candidate Materials for HLW/Spent-fuel Disposal Containers (CONTAINER CORROSION)
  • Integrated in situ corrosion test on α-active high-level waste (HLW) glass - Phase 2 (CORALUS-2)
  • Nuclear waste management from a local perspective - Reflections for a Better Governance (COWAM)
  • Cluster Repository Project (CROP)
  • Development and automation of chemical analytical procedures for the determination of non-gamma-emitting radionuclides in radioactive waste (DACAPO)
  • Engineered Barrier Emplacement Experiment in Opalinus Clay for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste in Underground Repositories (EB)
  • Effects of Cement on Clay Barrier Performance - Phase II (ECOCLAY II)
  • Full-Scale Engineered Barriers Experiment for a Deep Geological Repository for High-Level Waste in Crystalline Host Rock - Phase II (FEBEX II)
  • A thematic network on gas issues in safety assessment of deep repositories for radioactive waste (GASNET)
  • A Critical Evaluation of the Dissolution Mechanisms of High-level Waste Glasses in Conditions of Relevance for Geological Disposal (GLAMOR)
  • Long-term behaviour of glass: Improving the glass source term and substantiating the basic hypotheses (GLASTAB)
  • Heater Experiment: Rock and bentonite Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical (THM) processes in the near-field of a thermal source for development of deep underground high-level radioactive waste repositories (HE)
  • Humic Substances in Performance Assessment of Nuclear Waste Disposal: Actinide and Iodine Migration in the Far-field (HUPA)
  • Rates and mechanisms of radioactive release and retention inside a waste disposal canister (In Can Processes)
  • Interlaboratory radiochemical analysis comparison on a primary waste flux (INTERLAB ANALYSIS)
  • Development of NDA procedures for the QA/QC characterisation of large-volume radioactive waste packages (Large Waste Assay)
  • Development of Hydro-mechanical Models of the Callovo-Oxfordian Argillites for the Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste (MODEX-REP)
  • Network to review natural analogue studies and their applications to repository safety assessment and public communication (NAnet)
  • Network of Excellence in Nuclear Waste Management and Disposal (NET.EXCEL)
  • Development of the Tools and Interpretation Techniques for Ultrasonic Surveys to Monitor the Rock Barrier around Radioactive Waste Packages in Geological Repositories (OMNIBUS)
  • Palaeohydrogeological Data Analysis and Model Testing (PADAMOT)
  • Full-Scale Testing of the KBS-3V Concept for the Geological Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste (PROTOTYPE REPOSITORY)
  • Treatment of radionuclide transport in geosphere within safety assessments (RETROCK)
  • Transparency and Public Participation in Radioactive Waste Management (RISCOM II)
  • Seismic Validation of 3-D Thermo-Mechanical Models for the Prediction of the Rock Damage around Radioactive Waste Packages in Geological Repositories (SAFETI)
  • Fractures and Self-healing within the Excavation Disturbed Zone in Clays (SELFRAC)
  • Spent Fuel Stability under Repository Conditions (SFS)
  • Safety and Operational Monitoring of Nuclear Waste Repositories with Fibre-optic Sensing Systems (SOMOS)
  • Testing of safety and performance indicators (SPIN)
  • Thematic Network on the Role of Monitoring in a Phased Approach to Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste (TN on MONITORING)
  • Transport of radionuclides in a reducing clay sediment (TRANCOM-II)
  • Ventilation Experiment in Opalinus Clay for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste in Underground Repositories (VE)
Partitioning and transmutation
  • Thematic Network on Advanced Options for Partitioning and Transmutation (ADOPT)
  • Selective Extraction of Minor Actinides from High Activity Liquid Waste by Organised Matrices (CALIXPART)
  • Megawatt Pilot Experiment - Test (MEGAPIE-TEST)
  • The MUSE experiments for sub-critical neutronics validation (MUSE)
  • ADS Nuclear Data (n_TOF-ND-ADS)
  • Partitioning: New Solvent Extraction Processes for Minor Actinides (PARTNEW)
  • Preliminary Design Study of an Experimental Accelerator-Driven System (PDS-XADS)
    Final report
    Final scientific and technical report
  • Pyrometallurgical Processing Research Programme (PYROREP)
  • Irradiation Effects in Martensitic Steels under Neutron and Proton Mixed Spectrum (SPIRE)

Safety and efficiency of future systems

  • Application of innovative nuclear reactor concepts for seawater desalination in southern Europe (EURODESAL)
  • Gas-cooled fast reactor concept review studies (GCFR)
  • High performance light water reactor (HPLWR)
  • Co-ordination and Synthesis of the European Project of Development of HTR Technology (HTR-C)
  • Michelangelo Network - Competitiveness and sustainability of nuclear energy in the European Union (MICANET)
  • Review of Molten Salt Reactor Technology (MOST)

Radiation protection

  • Development of a methodology and of a computer tool for source term estimation in case of nuclear emergency in a light water reactor (ASTRID)
    Methodology report
    Final report
  • Data Assimilation for Off-site Nuclear Emergency Management (DAONEM)
  • Improvement, Extension and Integration of Operational Decision Support Systems for Nuclear Emergency Management (DSSNET)
  • European ALARA Network (EAN)
  • European Calibration and Coordination of Mobile and Airborne Gamma Spectrometry (ECCOMAGS)
  • Methods to Reconcile Disparate National Forecasts of Medium- and Long-Range Atmospheric Dispersion (ENSEMBLE)
  • Information Requirements and Countermeasure Evaluation Techniques in Nuclear Emergency Management (EVATECH)
  • Evaluation of Individual Dosimetry in Mixed Neutron and Photon Radiation Fields (EVIDOS)
  • Food and Agriculture Restoration Management Involving Networked Groups (FARMING)
  • Internal Dosimetry ? Enhancements in Application (IDEA)
  • General Guidelines for the Estimation of Committed Dose from Incorporation Monitoring Data (IDEAS)
  • Quantification of the Distribution of Radiation Doses Received by Humans through the Various Pathways in a Contaminated Indoor Environment (INDOOR DOSE)
  • International Accident Dosimetry Intercomparison Exercise at Silene (INTCOMPSILENE)
  • Monitoring Data and Information Exchange among Decision Support Systems (MODEM)
  • Optimisation of Monitoring for Internal Exposure (OMINEX)
  • Comparative Analysis of Risk Governance for Radiological and Chemical Discharges of Industrial Installations (RISKGOV)
  • Data Assimilation for Off-site Nuclear Emergency Management (RODOS)
  • Strategies and guidance for establishing a practical radiation protection culture in Europe in case of long-term radioactive contamination after a nuclear accident (SAGE)
  • A Rapid Response Source Term Indicator Based on Plant Status for Use in Emergency Response (STERPS)
  • Sustainable restoration and long-term management of contaminated rural, urban and industrial ecosystems (STRATEGY)
  • Towards Inclusive Governance of Hazardous Activities (TRUSTNET 2)

Generic research in radiological sciences

Radiation protection and health
  • Expanding cause-of-death registers for chronically radiation-exposed populations in the Russian Federation: Coverage, quality and analysis (CDR-REP+)
  • Risk of Thyroid Cancer following Exposure to ¹³¹I Early in Life (CHILD-THYR)
  • Chernobyl, an Integrated, Pan-European Study (CHIPS)
  • Mechanisms of formation of ionising radiation-induced chromosomal aberrations: Impact of repair pathways and nuclear architecture (Chromosome Structure)
  • The Chernobyl Tissue Bank (CTB)
  • DNA damage response mechanisms in radiation protection (DNA Damage Responses)
  • Update and Further Development of the European Radiobiology Archives (ERA-DATABASE)
  • Genetic factors predisposing to radiation induction of mutation during early gestation: the role of DNA repair and cell-cycle control (GEMRATE)
  • Genetic pathways for the prediction of the effects of irradiation - European Normal and Tumour Tissue Bank and Database (GENEPI-ENTB)
  • Gene-radiation interactions: their influence on pre-menopausal breast cancer risk after Chernobyl (GENE-RAD-INTERACT)
  • Genetics of Radiation Carcinogenesis (GENRAD)
  • Genetics of predisposition to radiation-induced cancer of the thyroid (GENRAD-T)
  • The role of intercellular communication and DNA double-strand breaks in the induction of bystander effects (INTERSTANDER)
  • International Collaborative Study of Cancer Risk among Radiation Workers in the Nuclear Industry (Low Dose Risk)
  • Improved cancer risk quantification for environmental, medical and occupational exposures to low doses of ionising radiation by mechanistic models (Low Dose Risk Models)
  • Mechanisms and Genetics of Radiation-Induced Tumorigenesis Mouse Models of Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Skin Neoplasia (MAGELLANS)
  • Novel Approaches in the Management of the Radiation Injury (NAIMORI)
  • Radiobiological Network for Radiological Protection (NET-EULEP)
  • Radiation-specific DNA non-double strand break lesions: repair mechanisms and biological effects (Non-DSB Lesions)
  • Genomic instability and radiation-induced cancer (RADINSTAB)
  • Induction, Repair and Biological Consequences of DNA Damages Caused by Radiations of Various Qualities (RADNA)
  • Study of lung cancer risk and residential radon exposure (Radon Epidemiology)
  • Development of fundamental data and recommendations for radiological protection (RAD PROT Fundamentals)
  • Radiosensitivity, Heritability and Genetics (RaHGe)
  • Late Health Effects among Individuals Exposed to Ionising Radiation in the Southern Urals (SURF)
  • Identification and isolation of susceptibility genes involved in radiation-induced cancer in humans (SUS GENES IN RAD CAR)
  • Telomere instability and the formation and transmission of radiation induced DNA damage (TELORAD)
  • Telomere and Radiosensitivity of Individuals (TELOSENS)
  • Quantification of lung cancer risk after low radon exposure and low exposure rate: synthesis from epidemiological and experimental data (UMINERS + ANIMAL DATA)
Environmental transfer of radioactive material
  • Source-specific Ecosystem Transfer of Actinides Utilising Advanced Technologies (ADVANCE)
  • Bioavailability of Radionuclides in Soils: role of biological components and resulting improvement of prediction models (BORIS)
  • European Radon Research and Industry Collaboration Concerted Action (EVANET-HYDRA)
  • Evaluation and Network of EC-Decision Support Systems in the field of Terrestrial Radioecological Research (EVANET-TERRA)
  • Framework for Assessment of Environmental Impact (FASSET)
  • Use of Mycorrhizal Fungi for the Phytostabilisation of Radiocontaminated Environments Protection (MYRRH)
  • Processes Regulating Remobilisation, Bioavailability, and Translocation of Radionuclides in Marine Sediments (REMOTRANS)
Industrial and medical uses and natural sources of radiation
  • Computed Tomography - Techniques, Image Quality and Patient Dose (CT-TIP)
  • Measures for Optimising Radiological Information and Dose in Digital Imaging and Interventional Radiology (DIMOND III)
  • Dosimetry of Aircrew Exposure to Radiation during Solar Maximum (DOSMAX)
    Final report
    Project summary
  • European Radon Research and Industry Collaboration Concerted Action (ERRICCA 2)
  • Strategies and Methods for Optimisation of Internal Exposures of Workers from Industrial Natural Sources (SMOPIE)
  • New approach to assessment and reduction of health risk and environmental impact originating from TENORM according to requirements of EU Directive 96/29/Euratom (TENORMHARM)
  • Unification of Physical and Clinical Requirements for Medical X-ray Imaging and its Relevance to European Industrial and Socio-economic Development (UPC X-IM)
Internal and external dosimetry
  • Biokinetics and Dosimetry of Internal Contamination (BIODOS)
    Executive summary of final report
  • The Use of FISH Techniques for Retrospective Biological Dosimetry (COD)
  • EPR Dose Reconstruction with Teeth: in situ Measurements, Determination of Organ Doses, and Application at Mayak (DOSREC)
  • The Development of New Techniques for Retrospective Luminescence Dosimetry (LUMINATE)
  • Quality assurance of computational tools for dosimetry (QUADOS)
  • Radiation Dosimetry Network
  • Radiation quantities, units and measurements (RAD UNITS)
  • Radionuclides Biokinetics Database (RBDATA-EULEP)


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