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Monitoring Developments for safe Repository operation and staged closure

Objective

The MoDeRn project aims at providing a reference framework for the development and possible implementation of monitoring activities and associated stakeholder engagement during relevant phases of the radioactive waste disposal process, i.e. during site characterisation, construction, operation and staged closure, as well as a post-closure institutional control phase. Monitoring provides operators and other stakeholders with in-situ data on repository evolutions, to contribute to operational safety, to help manage construction, operation and/or closure activities, and may allow for a comparison with prior safety assessments. It thus provides information to inform necessary decisions. If, in addition, monitoring activities respond to stakeholder needs and provide them with understandable results, they will contribute to transparency and possibly to stakeholder confidence in the disposal process. The project is structured into six work packages (WPs). The first four WPs are dedicated to (i) analyze key objectives and propose viable strategies, based on both technical and stakeholder considerations; to (ii) establish the state of the art and provide technical developments to match specific repository requirements; to (iii) conduct in-situ monitoring demonstration experiments using innovative techniques; and to (iv) conduct a case study of monitoring and its integration into staged disposal, including specific scenarii analysis aimed at providing guidance on how to handle and communicate monitoring results, in particular when these provide “unexpected” information. In order to provide a shared international view on how monitoring can be developed within a given national context, WP5 regroups key dissemination activities and WP6 will provide a reference framework integrating project results and describing feasible monitoring activities, suggesting relevant stakeholder engagement activities, and illustrating possible uses of monitoring results for decision-making.

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2008
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

AGENCE NATIONALE POUR LA GESTION DES DECHETS RADIOACTIFS
Address
1-7 Rue Jean Monnet - Parc De La Croix Blanche
92298 Chatenay Malabry
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 635 760

Participants (17)

Asociación para la Investigación y Desarrollo Industrial de los Recursos Naturales
Spain
EU contribution
€ 281 780
Address
Calle Margarita Salas 14 Parcela Ce 1 12
28918 Leganes
Activity type
Research Organisations
BGE TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 213 348
Address
Eschenstrasse 55
31224 Peine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EMPRESA NACIONAL DE RESIDUOS RADIOACTIVOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 98 443
Address
Calle Emilio Vargas 7
28043 Madrid
Activity type
Other
European Underground Research Infrastructure for Disposal of Nuclear Waste in Clay Environment
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 200 725
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONALE GENOSSENSCHAFT FUER DIE LAGERUNG RADIOAKTIVER ABFAELLE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 184 050
Address
Hardstrasse 73
5430 Wettingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NUCLEAR DECOMMISSIONING AUTHORITY - NDA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 215 319
Address
Westlakes Science Park - Herdus House
CA24 3HU Moor Row
Activity type
Research Organisations
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 249 120
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Other
POSIVA OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 33 269
Address
Olkiluoto
27160 Eurajoki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Radioactive Waste Repository Authority
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 26 400
Address
Dlazdena 6
110000 Praha
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT FUNDING AND RESEARCH CENTER
Japan
Address
Tsukishima Chuo-ku 1 15 7
104-0052 Tokyo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Sandia Corporation
United States
Address
Eubank Southeast 1515
87185 1382 Albuquerque
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 174 500
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 151 040
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 78 400
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GALSON SCIENCES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 143 988
Address
Melton Road Grosvenor House 5
LE15 6AX Oakham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 113 858
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVENSK KARNBRANSLEHANTERING AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
Address
Box 3091
169 03 Solna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)