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Performance assessment methodologies in application to guide the development of the safety case

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 36404

  • Start date

    1 October 2006

  • End date

    30 September 2009

Funded under:

FP6-EURATOM-NUWASTE

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 571 968

  • EU contribution

    € 3 998 533

Coordinated by:

GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANLAGEN- UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) MBH

Germany

Objective

The main objective of IP PAMINA is to improve and harmonise integrated performance assessment (PA) methodologies and tools for various disposal concepts of long-lived radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel in different deep geological environments.

The IP PAMINA aims at providing a sound methodological and scientific basis for demonstrating the safety of deep geological disposal of such wastes, that will be of value to all national radioactive waste management programmes, regardless of waste type, repository design, and stage, that has been reached in PA and safety case development.

The work is organised in a small number of RTDCs. A comprehensive overview of PA methodologies, tools and experiences will help to develop a common understanding which includes terminology, accounted features and processes as well as codes and models used. From this methodological advancements will be investigated, evaluated or developed, including a framework for treating and managing uncertainty during PA and safety case development, various aspects of scenario developments for different host rocks, improvements of methods and tools regarding process understanding and conceptualization, the use of indicators for assessing the repository system or subsystems at various timescales, and the needs for implementing more sophisticated modelling approaches in PA.

A handbook describing the state of the art of safety assessment methods will be prepared which includes the experiences of organisations directly involved in preparing safety assessments as well as of regulators and other organisations using such results.

The consortium consists of 26 members from all major radwaste producing countries in the EU and Switzerland. From their different roles within their national programmes these members bring in complementary viewpoints and experiences into the project which allows exploitation of the project results by both national waste management organisations and regulators alike.

Coordinator

GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANLAGEN- UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) MBH

Address

Schwertnergasse 1
Koeln

Germany

Participants (27)

EMPRESA NACIONAL DE RESIDUOS RADIOACTIVOS S.A.

Spain

AGENCE NATIONALE POUR LA GESTION DES DECHETS RADIOACTIFS

France

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (CEA)

France

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

France

ORGANISME NATIONAL DES DECHETS RADIOACTIFS ET DES MATIERES FISSILES ORGANISME NATIONAL DES DECHETS RADIOACTIFS ET DES MATIERES FISSILES ENRICHIES/NATIONALE INST

Belgium

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

Belgium

UNITED KINGDOM NIREX LTD

United Kingdom

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

USTAV JADERNEHO VYZKUMU REZ A.S.

Czechia

NATIONALE GENOSSENSCHAFT FUER DIE LAGERUNG RADIOAKTIVER ABFAELLE

Switzerland

POSIVA OY

Finland

VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS (VTT)

Finland

BUNDESANSTALT FUER GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE

Germany

DBE TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Germany

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

GALSON SCIENCES LTD

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITE CLAUDE BERNARD LYON 1

France

UNIVERSIDADE DA CORUNA

Spain

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

AMPHOS XXI CONSULTING SL

Spain

BEL V PRIVATE STICHTING/FONDATION PRIVEE

Belgium

FACILIA AB

Sweden

SWEDISH RADIATION SAFETY AUTHORITY

Sweden

AF-COLENCO LTD

Switzerland

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CLAUSTHAL.

Germany

NUCLEAR DECOMMISSIONING AUTHORITY - NDA

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 36404

  • Start date

    1 October 2006

  • End date

    30 September 2009

Funded under:

FP6-EURATOM-NUWASTE

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 571 968

  • EU contribution

    € 3 998 533

Coordinated by:

GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANLAGEN- UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) MBH

Germany