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Impact of P and T and Waste Reduction Technologies on the Final Nuclear Waste Disposal (RED-IMPACT)

Impact of P and T and Waste Reduction Technologies on the Final Nuclear Waste Disposal (RED-IMPACT)

Objective

Partitioning and Transmutation (P&T) as well as reduced generation of long-lived radiotoxic waste by advanced fuels and/or advanced reactors may significantly reduce the burden associated to radioactive waste management, possibly simplifying the final repository requirements and, for those countries pursuing nuclear energy programs in the future, contributing to sustainability of this source of energy. The objective of the RED-IMPACT project is to assess the effects of reduction nuclear waste generation and partitioning and transmutation expressed in technical terms of the benefits and disadvantages for waste management and geological disposal. In particular the source term contained on each waste stream, including all secondary wastes, of characteristic nuclear fuel cycle concepts will be assessed. These source terms will be a basis for performance assessment studies of existing (or modified) geological repository concepts. The sensitivity and uncertainties studies will be performed in order to quantify precision of the project results and to identify parameters and data significantly contributing to uncertainties. Environmental, economical and societal aspects of reduction of nuclear waste generation and P&T technologies will be assessed and special attention will be put to dissemination of the results and communication with non-technically inclined general public. The system studies on successive deployment of P&T will respect the individual nuclear policies and waste management approaches in the different European countries to identify those fuel cycles and nuclear systems offering most benefits in terms of environmental, social and economics aspects as well as for sustainable and safe energy supply on a national or European level and to quantify their performance and associated waste streams. RED-IMPACT is a project merging two project proposals: FP6-002408 - IMPACT and FP6-508834 - REDACT retaining a number 002408

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Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Address

Valhallavaegen 79
Stockholm

Sweden

Administrative Contact

Waclaw GUDOWSKI (Professor)

Participants (23)

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BELGONUCLEAIRE SA

Belgium

BRITISH NUCLEAR FUELS PLC

United Kingdom

CENTER OF TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING FOR NUCLEAR PROJECTS

Romania

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS

Spain

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES MATIERES NUCLEAIRES

France

EMPRESA NACIONAL DE RESIDUOS RADIOACTIVOS S.A.

Spain

EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA

Spain

ENBW KRAFTWERKE AG

Germany

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

Germany

FRAMATOME ANP GMBH

Germany

FRAMATOME ANP SAS

France

GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANLAGEN- UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) MBH

Germany

NEXIA SOLUTIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

SPRAVA ULOZIST RADIOAKTIVNICH ODPADU

Czechia

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE - CENTRE D'ETUDES DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE

Belgium

SVENSK KAERNBRAENSLEHANTERING AB

Sweden

UNITED KINGDOM NIREX LTD

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

USTAV JADERNEHO VYZKUMU REZ A.S.

Czechia

VUJE TRNAVA A.S. - INZINIERSKA, PROJEKTOVA A VYSKUMNA ORGANIZACIA

Slovakia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 2408

  • Start date

    1 March 2004

  • End date

    30 September 2007

Funded under:

FP6-EURATOM-NUWASTE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 512 021

  • EU contribution

    € 2 000 000

Coordinated by:

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden