Sustainable network for Independent Technical EXpertise of radioactive waste disposal – Interactions and Implementation (SITEX-II)

Project programme
Period
01.06.2015 - 30.11.2017
Project status
Completed
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SITEX-II

The coordination action SITEX-II aims at implementing in practice the activities along with the interaction modes issued by the FP7 program SITEX project (2012-2013), in view of developing an Expertise function network. This network is expected to ensure a sustainable capability of developing and coordinating joint and harmonized activities related to the independent technical expertise in the field of safety of deep geological disposal of radioactive waste. SITEX-II tasks include:

  • the definition of the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) based on the common R&D orientations defined by SITEX (2012-2013), the definition of the ToR for the implementation of specific topics from the SRA, and the interaction with IGD-TP and other external entities mandated to implement research on radioactive waste disposal regarding the potential setting up of an European Joint Programming on radioactive waste disposal;
  • the production of a guidance on the technical review of the safety case at its different phases of development, fostering a common understanding on the interpretation and proper implementation of safety requirements for developing, operating and closing a geological repository and on the verification of compliance with these requirements;
  • the development of a training module for generalist experts involved in the safety case review process, including the implementation a pilot training session;
  • the commitment of CS in the definition of the SRA mentioned above, considering the expectations and technical questions to be considered when developing R&D for the purpose of Expertise function. Close interactions between experts conducting the review work will allow enhancing the safety culture of CS and more globally, proposing governance patterns with CS in the framework of geological disposal;
  • the preparation of the “administrative” framework for a sustainable network, by addressing the legal, organisational and management aspects.

LEI activities in the Project

Experts of Nuclear Engineering Laboratory (14) lead working group WP3, which is responsible for development of the training programme and material for generalist experts of nuclear authorities, and technical support organisations.

Laboratory researchers analyse possibilities and give proposals for common scientific research, collect and systemise information on the demands of technical specialists’ training, strategy and applied practice in the project implementing organizations, analyse SITEX network possibilities in this field, also take part in the working group preparing recommendations on relevant issues for technical expertise specialists, and develop project’s documentation related to quality management.

Total cost: 1 484 330 EUR (LEI part: 77 500 EUR)

Coordinator: INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIREF, France

Participants:

  • LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS, Lithuania
  • BEL V, Belgium
  • FEDERAL AGENCY FOR NUCLEAR CONTROL, Belgium
  • MUTADIS CONSULTANTS SARL, France
  • DECOM AS, Slovakia
  • CANADIAN NUCLEAR SAFETY COMMISSION, Canada
  • ENERGIAKLUB SZAKPOLITIKAI INTEZET MODSZERTANI KOZPONT EGYESULET, Hungary
  • NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP, Netherlands
  • CENTRUM VYZKUMU REZ S.R.O., Czech Republic
  • GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANLAGEN- UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) MBH, Germany
  • EUROPEAN NUCLEAR SAFETY TRAINING AND TUTORING INSTITUTE, France
  • MILJOORGANISATIONERNAS KARNAVFALLSGRANSKNING, Sweden
  • GEOLOGICHESKI INSTITUT PRI BAN ST.DIMITROV, Bulgaria
  • AUTORITE DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE, France
  • REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE -REC, Hungary
  • INSTITUT SYMLOG, France
  • PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT, Switzerland

Project Team

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LEI Representative
 
Asta Narkūnienė 64-BRK +37037401886 Asta.Narkuniene@lei.lt

Project Team
 
Povilas Poškas 62-BRK +37037401891 Povilas.Poskas@lei.lt
Darius Justinavičius 64-BRK +37037401886 Darius.Justinavicius@lei.lt
Gintautas Poškas 61-BRK +37037401883 Gintautas.Poskas@lei.lt
Gytis Bartkus 78-BRK +37037401902 Gytis.Bartkus@lei.lt