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

Obiettivo

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.

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NFRP-2014-2015
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinatore

SVENSK KARNBRANSLEHANTERING AKTIEBOLAG
Indirizzo
Box 3091
169 03 Solna
Svezia

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo UE
€ 328 373,75

Partecipanti (14)

MICROBIAL ANALYTICS SWEDEN AB
Svezia
Contributo UE
€ 450 875
Indirizzo
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40229 Goeteborg

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL NUCLEAR LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 391 598,75
Indirizzo
Chadwick House Warrington Road
WA3 6AE Warrington

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 626 250
Indirizzo
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles

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Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 246 951
Indirizzo
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon

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Research Organisations
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finlandia
Contributo UE
€ 399 420
Indirizzo
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo

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Research Organisations
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Svizzera
Contributo UE
€ 0
Indirizzo
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V LIBERCI
Cechia
Contributo UE
€ 278 125
Indirizzo
Studentska 1402/2
46117 Liberec

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRUM VYZKUMU REZ SRO
Cechia
Contributo UE
€ 289 375
Indirizzo
Hlavni 130
250 68 Husinec-rez

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Research Organisations
GEOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finlandia
Contributo UE
€ 217 500
Indirizzo
Vuorimiehentie 5
02151 Espoo

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Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 150 000
Indirizzo
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 363 125
Indirizzo
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden

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Research Organisations
TEOLLISUUDEN VOIMA OYJ
Finlandia
Contributo UE
€ 12 500
Indirizzo
Toolonkatu 4
00100 Helsinki

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POSIVA OY
Finlandia
Contributo UE
€ 12 500
Indirizzo
Olkiluoto
27160 Eurajoki

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 393 641
Indirizzo
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments