The CHANCE Project “Characterization of conditioned nuclear waste for its safe disposal in Europe”

A. Schumm, M. Rabung, G. Marque, J. J. Hamalainen, D. Ricard, L. Boucher, C. Bucur, Christophe Bruggeman

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    The CHANCE project aims to address the specific issue of the characterization of conditioned radioactive waste (CRW). The first objective of CHANCE is to establish, at the European level, a comprehensive understanding of current CRW characterization and quality control schemes. The second objective of CHANCE is to further develop, test and validate techniques already identified that will undoubtedly improve the characterization of CRW. Specifically, these technical tasks will focus on calorimetry as an innovative non-destructive technique to reduce uncertainties on the inventory of radionuclides; Muon Tomography to address the specific issue of non-destructive control of the content of large volume nuclear waste; Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) as an innovative technique to characterize outgassing of radioactive waste. An overview of the project and the current results are presented and discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEURADWASTE'19
    Subtitle of host publication9th European Commission conference on Euratom research and training in radioactive waste management: conference proceedings
    PublisherEuropean Commission
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)9789279987502
    StatePublished - 1 Jun 2020
    Event2019 - FISA 2019 and EURADWASTE ’19: 9th European Commission Conference on EURATOM Research and Training in Safety of Reactor Systems - Pitesti
    Duration: 4 Jun 20197 Jun 2019


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