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Characterization of conditioned nuclear waste for its safe disposal in Europe

Objective

Successful interim storage and final disposal of radioactive waste (RW) requires effective characterization and quality control of the waste. CHANCE aims to address the as yet unsolved and specific issue of the characterization of conditioned radioactive waste (CRW).
CHANCE will establish a comprehensive understanding of current characterization methods and quality control schemes for conditioned radioactive waste in Europe.
Furthermore, CHANCE will develop, test and validate already-identified and novel new techniques that will undoubtedly improve the characterization of CRW.
Input from “end users” (mainly WMOs and waste producers) on methods of CRW characterization is critical to the success of CHANCE. Therefore, a dedicated End-Users Group will be established within CHANCE in order to represent and promote the interests and requirements of end-users.
One of the project’s key tasks will be dedicated to the identification of links and overlaps between waste acceptance criteria and actual waste characterization technologies available, in order to identify specific, as yet unsolved, methodology issues and technology gaps.
CHANCE’s R&D programme consists of the testing and evaluation of the performance of 3 innovative characterization techniques that are complementary and supplementary to current techniques for the non-destructive assay of RW, specifically:
• Calorimetry as an innovative non-destructive technique to reduce uncertainties on the inventory of radionuclides (RN), namely from hidden RN-compounds with a weak gamma signal.
• Muon Tomography to address the specific issue of the non-destructive interrogation of the content of large volume RW.
• Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy as an innovative technique to characterize outgassing of RW at a very low detection level.
The activities performed and the results obtained within CHANCE will be integrated and disseminated both between the partners and the whole European community involved in RW management.

Call for proposal

NFRP-2016-2017

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Sub call

NFRP-2016-2017-1

Coordinator

AGENCE NATIONALE POUR LA GESTION DES DECHETS RADIOACTIFS
Net EU contribution
€ 224 267,96
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1-7 Rue Jean Monnet - Parc De La Croix Blanche
92298 Chatenay Malabry
France

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 96 116,23

Participants (11)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 538 558,83
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 224 943,60
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

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Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 190 867,65
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Düren
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
KEP TECHNOLOGIES LYON
France
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€ 445 970,43
Address
28 Av Barthelemy Thimonnier
69300 Caluire-et-cuire

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 191 130,18
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
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€ 602 842,36
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Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
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€ 510 169,75
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Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol

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South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bristol, City of
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
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€ 497 261,67
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Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield

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Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
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€ 0,00
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
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€ 572 788,94
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
REGIA AUTONOMA TEHNOLOGII PENTRU ENERGIA NUCLEARA - RATEN
Romania
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€ 22 875,00
Address
Strada Campului 1
115400 Mioveni

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Macroregiunea Trei Sud-Muntenia Argeş
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
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€ 99 557,31
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa

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Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
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€ 0,00
INSTYTUT CHEMII I TECHNIKI JADROWEJ
Poland
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€ 52 500,00
Address
Ul. Dorodna 16
03-195 Warszawa

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Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
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€ 0,00