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EURATOM technical projects (FP7 and H2020)

  Supported by the European UnionPart of the seventh framework programme

The included experiments will provide a check on the suitability of the different participant's emplacement concepts and a possibility to understand and compare important parameters for the implementation and the long-term safety of the concepts. Important experience is expected to be obtained rega[...]

Read more: LUCOEX - Large Underground COncept EXperiments

Recent safety assessments nuclear waste repositories have shown that the formation and stability of colloids may have a direct impact on the overall performance of the repository. The main aim of the BELBaR project is increase the knowledge of the processes that controls clay colloid stability, gen[...]

Read more: BELBaR - Bentonite Erosion: effects on the Long term performance of the engineered Barrier and Radionuclide Transport

The project will investigate how surfaces of solids with a flourite structure – UO2, ThO2, CeO2 and CaF2 - change with time during dissolution, and how those changes affect the dissolution rate. Laboratory experiments monitoring dissolution of crushed synthetic material will be performed, in conn[...]

Read more: REDUPP

The EURATOM FP7 Collaborative Project “Fast / Instant Release of Safety Relevant Radionuclides from Spent Nuclear Fuel (CP FIRST-Nuclides)” contributes to the progress towards implementing of geological disposal in line with the Vision Report and the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of the “Imp[...]


DOPAS aims to improve the adequacy and consistency regarding industrial feasibility of plugs and seals, the measurement of their characteristics, the control of their behavior over time in repository conditions and also their hydraulic performance acceptable with respect to the safety objectives. T[...]

Read more: DOPAS - Demonstration Of Plugs And Seals

The main aim of the project PEBS (Long-term Performance of the Engineered Barrier System) is to evaluate the sealing and barrier performance of the EBS with time, through development of a comprehensive approach involving experiments, model development and consideration of the potential impacts on lo[...]

Read more: PEBS

The MoDeRn project aims at providing a reference framework for development and implementation of monitoring activities during the main phases of the radioactive waste disposal process (i.e. site characterization, construction, operation and staged closure). MoDeRn takes into account the specific con[...]

Read more: MoDeRn

In our atmosphere, carbon-14 is continuously generated from nitrogen (about 80% of air) and is incorporated into all living things. When a species die, the incorporation of this cosmogenically generated carbon-14 stops and its content decreases by radioactive decay. The degree of carbon-14 decay in [...]

Read more: CAST

The Beacon project is needed for the pan-European aims at building confidence amongst regulators and stakeholders regarding the performance of safety barriers in a geological repository. It is also cost- and time-effective to progress development of understanding regarding bentonite behaviour in a c[...]

Read more: BEACON

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