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Development of the safety case knowledge base about the influence of microbial processes on geological disposal of radioactive wastes

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The multidisciplinary project will address key technical issues that must be tackled to support the implementation of planned geological disposal projects for higher-level radioactive wastes across the EU. Our current understanding of the impact of microbial metabolism on the safety of geological repositories remains tenuous, even though microorganisms may have controlling influences on wasteform evolution in situ, multibarrier integrity and ultimately radionuclide migration from the repository. This proposal targets a number of “high urgency” and “high importance” topics identified in the most recent IGD-TP Strategic Research Agenda, focusing specifically on the influence of microbial processes on waste forms and their behavior, and the technical feasibility and long-term performance of repository components. The project will bring together, for the first time, 15 European groups working on the impact of microbial processes on safety cases for geological repositories across the EU, focusing on key questions posed by waste management organisations. The emphasis will be on quantifying specific measureable impacts of microbial activity on safety cases under repository-relevant conditions, thus altering the current view of microbes in repositories and leading to significant refinements of safety case models currently being implemented to evaluate the long-term evolution of radwaste repositories. The integration of society and policy oriented studies in the project will also extend the impact of the project outside the scientific and technical domain, while a study of expert conceptualization, public perception and risk communication concerning microbial influences in geological disposal, will improve awareness of microbial issues on a broader level. The programme will help the EU claim international leadership in the understanding of the impact of microbial processes on geodisposal, and indeed other technological areas pertinent to the exploitation of the subsurface.

Aufforderung zur Vorschlagseinreichung

NFRP-2014-2015
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Finanzierungsplan

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Koordinator

SVENSK KARNBRANSLEHANTERING AKTIEBOLAG
Adresse
Box 3091
169 03 Solna
Schweden
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU-Beitrag
€ 328 373,75

Beteiligte (14)

MICROBIAL ANALYTICS SWEDEN AB
Schweden
EU-Beitrag
€ 450 875
Adresse
Molnlycke Fabriker 9
435 35 Molnlycke
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL NUCLEAR LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU-Beitrag
€ 391 598,75
Adresse
Chadwick House Warrington Road
WA3 6AE Warrington
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgien
EU-Beitrag
€ 626 250
Adresse
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU-Beitrag
€ 246 951
Adresse
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finnland
EU-Beitrag
€ 399 420
Adresse
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Schweiz
EU-Beitrag
€ 0
Adresse
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V LIBERCI
Tschechien
EU-Beitrag
€ 278 125
Adresse
Studentska 1402/2
46117 Liberec
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRUM VYZKUMU REZ SRO
Tschechien
EU-Beitrag
€ 289 375
Adresse
Hlavni 130
250 68 Husinec-rez
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
GEOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finnland
EU-Beitrag
€ 217 500
Adresse
Vuorimiehentie 5
02151 Espoo
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spanien
EU-Beitrag
€ 150 000
Adresse
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Deutschland
EU-Beitrag
€ 363 125
Adresse
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
TEOLLISUUDEN VOIMA OYJ
Finnland
EU-Beitrag
€ 12 500
Adresse
Olkiluoto
27160 Eurajoki
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POSIVA OY
Finnland
EU-Beitrag
€ 12 500
Adresse
Olkiluoto
27160 Eurajoki
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU-Beitrag
€ 393 641
Adresse
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments