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CRYSTALLINE ROCK RETENTION PROCESSES

Objective

The EURATOM FP7 Collaborative Project “Crystalline Rock Retention Processes” (CP CROCK) is established with the overall objective to develop a methodology for decreasing the uncertainty in the long-term prediction of the radionuclide migration in the crystalline rock far-field. The project is launched in response to the need identified in conjunction with selection of retention data for the forthcoming crystalline host-rock HLW disposal Safety Case. The process of selecting a set of data for this purpose showed that the spread in data is broad and that this spread in data cannot presently be related to material properties or processes. Consequently, very conservative numbers need to be used in order to be defendable within the Safety Case. This does not lead to unacceptable dose predictions, but remains highly unsatisfactorily.
The project makes use of the broad set of existing analytical approaches, methodologies, and general knowledge from decades of past investigations. It builds on the output and main conclusions of the 6th FP IP FUNMIG project and the Swedish site selection program. The experimental program reaches from the nano-resolution to the PA relevant real site scale, delineating physical and chemical retention processes. Existing and new analytical information provided within the project is used to set up step-wise methodologies for up-scaling of processes from the nano-scale through to the PA relevant km-scale. Modeling includes testing up-scaling process and parameters for the application to PA and in particular, the reduction of uncertainty.
The 21/2 years project is implemented by a consortium with 10 Beneficiaries consisting of large European Research Institutions, Universities and SME’s and from countries with dedicated crystalline host-rock disposal programs and particular competence in this field. National Waste Management organizations participate as associated groups, contributing with co-funding to beneficiaries, infrastructure, knowledge and information. They also contribute together with national regulators to guidance with respect to application of the project to the disposal Safety Case and scientific-technical review.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2010
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 180 578

Participants (9)

AMPHOS 21 CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 286 520,40
Address
Calle Venezuela 103 Planta 2 Puerta 1
08019 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 99 702
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 50 746
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 99 985
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UJV REZ, a. s.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 41 622
Address
Hlavni 130, Rez
250 68 Husinec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONTERRA AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 48 562
Address
Ogardesvagen 4
433 30 Partille
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
M.V. LOMONOSOV MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY
Russia
Address
Leninskie Gory
119992 Moscow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 150 159
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
KEMAKTA KONSULT AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 100 053
Address
Warfvingesvag 33 7Tr
112 51 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)