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Development of NDA procedures for the QA /QC characterisation of large volume radioactive waste packages

Objective

In most member states of the EU nuclear facilities (e.g. NPP) have at regular times large maintenance periods in which the possibility exists, that large components have to be released and treated as radioactive waste. At this moment large volume waste package (LVWP) form a minor quantity (less than 10%) of the total volume of radioactive waste, while it can be expected that in the near future, due to the age of most nuclear facilities, it will become an important fraction of the total waste offered. Therefore new NDA techniques, procedures and methods have to be developed to be able to perform independent QA/QC NDA characterisation. The development will be based on QA/QC NDA characterisation. The main effort will be the development of procedures and mobile NDA equipment for fissile as well for non-fissile waste, which can be used at the site of the waste producer (LVWP's cannot be transported in general to QA/QC facilities).

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
Arnhem
Netherlands

Participants (6)

BELGOPROCESS NV
Belgium
Address
Gravenstraat 73
2480 Dessel
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Centre De Cadarache
13108 St.paul Les Durance
ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Italy
Address
Strada Per Crescentino 41
13040 Alice Castello
NATIONAL NUCLEAR CORPORATION LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Chelford Road, Booths Hall
WA16 8QZ Knutsford
NUCLEAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE REZ A.S.
Czechia
Address

250 68 Rez - Praha
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
3A,otakaari, 3 A
02044 Espoo