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Monitoring Developments for safe Repository operation and staged closure

Monitoring Developments for safe Repository operation and staged closure

Objective

The MoDeRn project aims at providing a reference framework for the development and possible implementation of monitoring activities and associated stakeholder engagement during relevant phases of the radioactive waste disposal process, i.e. during site characterisation, construction, operation and staged closure, as well as a post-closure institutional control phase. Monitoring provides operators and other stakeholders with in-situ data on repository evolutions, to contribute to operational safety, to help manage construction, operation and/or closure activities, and may allow for a comparison with prior safety assessments. It thus provides information to inform necessary decisions. If, in addition, monitoring activities respond to stakeholder needs and provide them with understandable results, they will contribute to transparency and possibly to stakeholder confidence in the disposal process. The project is structured into six work packages (WPs). The first four WPs are dedicated to (i) analyze key objectives and propose viable strategies, based on both technical and stakeholder considerations; to (ii) establish the state of the art and provide technical developments to match specific repository requirements; to (iii) conduct in-situ monitoring demonstration experiments using innovative techniques; and to (iv) conduct a case study of monitoring and its integration into staged disposal, including specific scenarii analysis aimed at providing guidance on how to handle and communicate monitoring results, in particular when these provide “unexpected” information. In order to provide a shared international view on how monitoring can be developed within a given national context, WP5 regroups key dissemination activities and WP6 will provide a reference framework integrating project results and describing feasible monitoring activities, suggesting relevant stakeholder engagement activities, and illustrating possible uses of monitoring results for decision-making.
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Coordinator

AGENCE NATIONALE POUR LA GESTION DES DECHETS RADIOACTIFS

Address

1-7 Rue Jean Monnet - Parc De La Croix Blanche
92298 Chatenay Malabry

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 635 760

Participants (17)

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Asociación para la Investigación y Desarrollo Industrial de los Recursos Naturales

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 281 780

BGE TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 213 348

EMPRESA NACIONAL DE RESIDUOS RADIACTIVOS S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 98 443

European Underground Research Infrastructure for Disposal of Nuclear Waste in Clay Environment

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 200 725

NATIONALE GENOSSENSCHAFT FUER DIE LAGERUNG RADIOAKTIVER ABFAELLE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 184 050

NUCLEAR DECOMMISSIONING AUTHORITY - NDA

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 215 319

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 249 120

POSIVA OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 33 269

Radioactive Waste Repository Authority

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 26 400

RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT FUNDING AND RESEARCH CENTER

Japan

Sandia Corporation

United States

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 174 500

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 151 040

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 78 400

GALSON SCIENCES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 143 988

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 113 858

SVENSK KARNBRANSLEHANTERING AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 232598

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2009

  • End date

    31 October 2013

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 111 483

  • EU contribution

    € 2 800 000

Coordinated by:

AGENCE NATIONALE POUR LA GESTION DES DECHETS RADIOACTIFS

France