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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
13108 St.paul Les Durance
13040 Alice Castello
WA16 8QZ Knutsford
250 68 Rez - Praha