CHANCE: Characterization of conditioned nuclear waste for its safe disposal in Europe

​2017–2021          Establishing quality control schemes for conditioned radioactive waste

Successful interim storage and final disposal of radioactive waste (RW) requires effective characterization and quality control of the waste. CHANCE aims to address the as yet unsolved and specific issue of the characterization of conditioned radioactive waste (CRW) and establish a comprehensive understanding of current characterization methods and quality control schemes for conditioned radioactive waste in Europe. Furthermore, CHANCE will develop, test and validate already-identified and novel new techniques that will undoubtedly improve the characterization of CRW. VTT will develop cavity ring-down spectroscopy technique to characterize outgassing of RW at a very low detection level.

More information: Guillaume Genoud, tel. +358 50 511 0065, guillaume.genoud(at)vtt.fi