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Project Summary Report - PAMINA (Performance assessment methodologies in application to guide the development of the safety case)

Project ID: 36404


This is the final report of the PAMINA project funded under the European Commission (EC)'s Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). The aim of the project was to improve and harmonise integrated performance assessment (PA) methodologies and tools for various disposal concepts of long-lived radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel in different deep geological environments. This report: Introduces the topic of PA and the concept of the safety case a for a geological disposal facility, and summarises the current status of repository development programmes in PAMINA participant countries. Provides an overview of the project structure and content, indicating what work was performed in the various research and technological development components (RTDCs) and identifying the publicly available Milestone Reports and Deliverables that were produced. Contains an overview of the results of the project and summarises selected important conclusions. Discusses regulatory decision making and the results of work that concern regulation and regulatory review of PA and the safety case. Provides an overview of the methods employed to disseminate the results of the project. Includes four appendices containing summary text from each of the publicly available deliverables and milestone reports. Hypertext links are provided from the main report to the individual summaries.

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