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Fast / Instant Release of Safety Relevant Radionuclides from Spent Nuclear Fuel

Objective

The EURATOM FP7 Collaborative Project “Fast / Instant Release of Safety Relevant Radionuclides from Spent Nuclear Fuel (CP FIRST-Nuclides)” is established with the overall objective to provide for improved understanding of the fast / instantly released radionuclides from disposed high burn-up UO2 spent nuclear fuel. This issue is given a high priority in the SRA of the IGD-TP. The outcome of the project is relevant for all types of host rocks in Europe.
European experimental facilities with specialised equipment for work with highly radioactive materials collaborate for improving the knowledge relevant for the period after loss of the disposed canister integrity.
The project provides for experiments combined with modelling studies on integration of the different results as well as for up-scaling from experimental conditions to entire LWR fuel rods. Spent fuel materials are selected and characterized that have known initial enrichment, burn-up and irradiation histories. Experiments and modelling studies access the correlation between the fast release of fission gases and non-gaseous fission products. They also cover the chemical speciation of relevant fission/activation products and the retention of radionuclides in the rim and grain boundaries of the fuel. Complementary, existing data from previous investigations are evaluated.
The 3 years project is implemented by a consortium with 10 Beneficiaries consisting of large Research Institutions and SME’s from 7 EURATOM Signatory States, and the EC Institute for Transuranium Elements. National Waste Management Organizations contribute to the project by participation in the End-User Group, by co-funding to Beneficiaries, and provide for knowledge and information.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/nuclear physics/nuclear fission
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project
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Coordinator

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 315 175

Participants (10)

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA KFKI ATOMENERGIA KUTATOINTEZET

Participation ended

Hungary
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1525 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
AMPHOS 21 CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 268 125
Address
Calle Venezuela 103 Planta 2 Puerta 1
08019 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 499 718
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 167 158
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 236 880
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 317 171
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 151 677
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACIO CTM CENTRE TECNOLOGIC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 165 086
Address
Placa De La Ciencia 2
08243 Manresa Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENERGIATUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 37 200
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1121 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
STUDSVIK NUCLEAR AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 336 323
Address
N/a
61182 Nykoping
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)