Project: Metrology for decommissioning nuclear facilities

There is currently low public confidence in the nuclear industry and especially in its ability to comprehensively clear old nuclear sites and safely dispose of nuclear waste. Reliable measurements of strict criteria are the only way to restore public trust in the decommissioning process and the wider nuclear industry. Measurements of nuclear waste need to be fast and precise to help categorise and dispose of it safely, and in a cost effective manner. This project will develop methods for characterising and pre-selecting radioactive material; produce a facility to scan waste; provide remote mapping of contamination; and monitor waste repositories for leak detection and structural integrity. The results will enable decommissioning measurements to be carried out using standard methods with traceability to national standards, improving uniformity and accuracy of measurements across Europe. This will help meet EU regulations and have a positive impact on the environment and public health.

Acronym ENV54 MetroDecom (Reference Number: ENV54)
Duration 01/09/2014 - 31/08/2017
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2013 - Energy and Environment

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Coordinator Czech Republic
2 Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives Partner France
3 Agenzia Nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l’energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile Partner Italy
4 Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Fizica si Inginerie Nucleara "Horia Hulubei" Partner Romania
5 JRC - Joint Research Centre - European Commission Partner Belgium
6 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
7 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
8 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
9 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
10 Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie, Centre d'Etude de l'Energie Nucléaire, Fondation d’Utilité Publique Partner Belgium
11 Sateilyturvakeskus Partner Finland
12 Agence nationale pour la gestion des dechets radioactifs Observer France
13 Electricite de France S.A Observer France
14 ENVINET a.s. Observer Czech Republic
15 ENVINET a.s. Czech Republic