Developments and experiences of the CHANCE, MICADO and PREDIS projects in radioactive waste characterization

Massimo Morichi, Erica Fanchini, Eric Breuil, Christophe Bruggeman, Bertrand Perot, Denise Ricard, Ernst Niederleithinger

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    Characterization is a very important step in dealing with materials and waste streams generated during the operational and decommissioning phases of nuclear installations, including nuclear power plants. Characterization allows differentiation between materials that can be released from regulatory control and those that require further treatment and conditioning to become a stable waste form suitable for future storage and final disposal according to its waste classification. Characterization is also needed in the pre-disposal stages of radioactive waste management to demonstrate compliance with the waste acceptance criteria of the facilities that will accept the different waste forms. This work will present the strategies developed and implemented by the three projects for in-depth and accurate waste characterization and investigation of the different radioactive waste packages considered. CHANCE, MICADO, and PREDIS will present their goals, the methods developed, the technologies used and the (preliminary) results contributing to the improvement of the safety and the data and information quality of the waste packages analyzed at the different stages of the waste management process. Special emphasis will also be given to complementary approaches highlighting the usability of the technologies, the accessibility of the data, and the problem-solving of the three projects within the European panorama.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number12
    Number of pages11
    JournalEPJ Nuclear Science & Technologies
    StatePublished - 14 Feb 2023

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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