The goal of this project is to prepare the setting up of a “Joint Programming on Radioactive Waste Disposal” that would be established to coordinate at the European level, national research programmes and the associated research and development (R&D) activities on geological disposal for high activity long lived radioactive waste. This action includes reviewing of all strategic aspects linked to a stepwise move towards a Joint Programming in this field.
This project will involve organisations that are active in the safety, management and disposal of radioactive waste and research entities.
The first step of this project will be to engage in discussion with Member States representatives in order to clarify the organisation of their national R&D consistent with the implementation of the Council Directive. The second step will be to identify existing research programmes that could contribute to the identification of common scientific objectives and activities as well as specific aspects that the organisations would like to develop in the Joint Programme. The third step will be to draft the joint “Programme Document” that should be the technical background of the Joint Programming.
The outcomes of the project will be (i) a preliminary evaluation of a potential in-kind and financial commitment of organisations, (ii) a “Programme Document” consisting of large programmes focused on key priorities of WMOs, TSOs side and Research Entities and (iii) a “Summary report” comprising a proposal for the implementation of this Joint Programming.
This action will lead to the further integration of the interested research community and hence help to maintain and develop the EU leadership in knowledge and expertise for innovative radioactive waste management solutions that effectively matches public expectations. Moreover, it will further reinforce and make the interaction at EU level between WMOs, TSOs, industry, policy makers and the research community more effective.
Researchers of Nuclear Engineering Laboratory participate in the Project as an interested party who makes proposals and provides information on research needs related to radioactive waste disposal in Lithuania. Proposals have been formulated for the Strategic Research Plan and for identification of the priority research areas. The researches took part in discussions on involvement of less advanced countries (Lithuania as well) into the future joint programming in the radioactive waste disposal area.
Total cost: 1 785 943,96 EUR
Coordinator: AGENCE NATIONALE POUR LA GESTION DES DECHETS RADIOACTIFS, France
- BEL V, Belgium
- CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS, France
- CENTRUM VYZKUMU REZ S.R.O., Czech Republic
- INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE, France
- MUTADIS CONSULTANTS SARL, France
- JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Belgium
- RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT LIMITED, United Kingdom
- MCM MCCOMBIE CHAPMAN MCKINLEY CONSULTING KOLLEKTIVGESELLSCHAFT, Switzerland
- RADIOACTIVE WASTE REPOSITORY AUTHORITY, Czech Republic
- MCM ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LIMITED, United Kingdom