Project: In situ metrology for decommissioning nuclear facilities

Acronym 16ENV09 MetroDECOM II (Reference Number: 16ENV09)
Duration 01/09/2017 - 31/08/2020
Project Topic One of the most significant environmental challenges facing Europe is ensuring the safe disposal of radioactive waste from decommissioned nuclear sites, the cost of which is estimated to be in excess of €150 billion. The key to safe and cost-effective disposal of this waste is accurate quantification of its radioactivity content, so that decommissioning can be most effectively planned and implemented. This project will use results from EMRP projects ENV09 MetroRWM and ENV54 MetroDecom to enable nuclear site operators to characterise waste material rapidly and accurately, throughout all stages of the disposal process, by providing validated techniques for measuring radioactivity on site, and segregating and monitoring waste. The results will better allow waste to be consigned to the most cost-effective disposal option, improve staff safety through the use of remote and automated measurements, and prevent costly delays to decommissioning projects with more rapid turnaround of results, minimising the risk of radioactive exposure to the public and the environment.
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2016

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives Partner France
3 Centro de investigaciones energeticas, medioambientales y tecnologicas Partner Spain
4 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
5 Agenzia Nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l’energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile Partner Italy
6 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
7 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
8 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
9 Agence nationale pour la gestion des dechets radioactifs Partner France
10 Electricite de France S.A Partner France
11 JRC - Joint Research Centre - European Commission Partner zx
12 LabLogic Systems Limited Partner United Kingdom
13 MAGICS Instruments Partner Belgium
14 National Nuclear Laboratory Partner United Kingdom
15 NUVIA a.s. Partner Czech Republic
15 NUVIA a.s. Partner Czech Republic
16 TTY Foundation sr Partner Finland