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Severe Accident Facilities for European Safety Targets

Objective

"Severe accident with core meltdown is a threat to the containment integrity. As Chernobyl and Fukushima accidents demonstrate, significant release of radioactive products into the environment can cause severe consequences both for people's health and the country's economy. Severe accidents are the focus of considerable research involving substantial human and financial resources worldwide. The research field encompasses too many challenging phenomena, complicated by high temperatures and presence of radioactive materials.
No individual country has sufficient resources to address all important phenomena within the framework of a national research programme, therefore optimised use of recourses and the collaboration at European and international level is very important. Integrating European severe accident research facilities into a pan-European laboratory for severe accident and corium studies and providing resources to other European partners for better understanding of possible accident scenarios and phenomena is necessary to improve safety of existing and, in the long-term, of future reactors. This unique consortium will be able to address and successfully resolve the variety of the remaining severe accident issues related to severe accident analysis and corium behaviour. It will be a valuable asset for the fulfilment of the severe accident R&D programmes that are being set up after Fukushima and the subsequent European stress tests, addressing both national and European objectives.
Joint experimental research is a clear objective in the SAFEST project to provide solutions for stabilisation of severe accident and termination of consequences for the current GEN II and III plants. Consequently, the knowledge obtained in SAFEST shall lead to improved severe accident management measures, which are essential for reactor safety and in addition offer competitive advantages for the nuclear industry and contribute to the long-term sustainability of nuclear energy."

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2013
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Coordinator

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 665 137
Administrative Contact
Irina Schott (Ms.)

Participants (7)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 927 184
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Béatrice Teisseire (Dr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 562 184
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monica Thoren (Mrs.)
ENERGIATUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 275 990
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1121 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zoltán Hózer (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 374 699
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alfred Jimenez Segarra (Mr.)
UJV REZ, a. s.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 102 121
Address
Hlavni 130, Rez
250 68 Husinec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monika Kiselová (Ms.)
AREVA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 232 685
Address
Paul-gossen-strasse 100
91052 Erlangen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudia Kraus (Mrs.)
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ludo Veuchelen (Mr.)