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Management of radioactive waste

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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.

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Calls for this activity

Thematic areas:

:: Research on 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

The indicative budget allocated to Management of radioactive waste for the duration of FP6 is EUR 90 million .

Links to previous activities:

Work undertaken on FP5 related to this area can be found under the Specific Programme Research and Training in the Field of Nuclear Energy at