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Management of radioactive waste (EUR 90 million)

Main objectives:

Research to contribute to a broadly agreed approach to waste management and disposal; exploration of the technical and economic potential of concepts able to make better use of fissile material and generate less waste.

Research areas:

  • Geological disposal

    • improvement of fundamental knowledge, developing and testing technologies (key physical, chemical and biological processes, interaction with barriers, long-term stability, etc.)
    • new and improved tools (models for performance and safety assessment, development of alternative measures of performance and better governance)

  • Partitioning and transmutation and other concepts

    • Partitioning and transmutation
    • Concepts to produce less waste
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