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Expert opinion regarding the approval for the conditioning and interim storage of radioactive waste of third parties in the interim storage facility 'Zwischenlager Nord (ZLN)'

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 10 / 2017

In the Zwischenlager Nord (ZLN) also wastes of third parties are stored, which are to be conditioned there. It is examined whether a maximum duration of interim storage of waste from third parties at the ZLN extended from 5 years to 10...

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Clearance of waste from the Philippsburg nuclear power plant for incineration at the MVV Umwelt Ressourcen GmbH

Project manager: Küppers, C. | 
Start of project: 01 / 2017

Radioactive contaminated wastes from the Philippsburg nuclear power plant should be incinerated in the MVV incineration facility in Mannheim. This waste is mainly contaminated protective clothing. The OEko-Institute was commissioned to...

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Expert opinion on the assessment of the storage of fuel elements from the Obrigheim nuclear power plant in the interim storage at the Neckarwestheim nuclear power plant.

Project manager: Küppers, C. | 
Start of project: 01 / 2017

At the decommissioned Obrigheim nuclear power plant, fuel elements are still being stored, which are to be loaded into castor casks for further interim storage. At the location of the KWO, there is no interim storage facility for...

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Potential radiological consequences of clearance for disposal according to § 29 StrlSchV in the subsequent use of a landfill during post closure care and in the period afterwards

Project manager: Küppers, C. | 
Start of project: 07 / 2016

Potential radiological consequences of the reuse of landfill sites where released radioactive waste was deposed were not regarded in the past. But agricultural reuse of a landfill in Baden-Württemberg is planned. Therefore, potential...

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Assistance provided in connection with crack indications in the reactor pressure vessel of the nuclear power plant Beznau 1

Project manager: Küppers, C. | 
End of project: 12 / 2016

In 2015, ultrasonic testing indications were discovered in the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) of the Beznau nuclear power plant unit 1 that requires a new verification of the structural integrity by the operator. The Oeko-Institute was...

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Possible radioactive contamination of Wiese water and raw water of drinking water supply by a severe nuclear accident

Project manager: Küppers, C. | 
End of project: 07 / 2016

For the drinking water supply from Basel, Rheinwasser is seeped away and treated in a drinking water treatment plant after a passage through soil and groundwater strata. The drinking water supplier from Basel, IWB, intends to use as an...

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Evaluation of the answers from the Belgian Authority FANC to 15 questions concerning indications in Belgian NPPs submitted by the German delegation during the workshop of January 11th and 12th 2016

Project manager: Küppers, C.
Start of project: 03 / 2016

In 2012 nearly 9000 indications were identified during ultra sonic inspections of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) in the Belgian NPP Doel 3. Similar defects in lesser numbers were subsequently discovered in the Belgian NPP Tihange 2....

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Ultrasonic testing indications in the Beznau nuclear power plant

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 01 / 2016

In 2015, ultrasonic testing indications were discovered in the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) of the Beznau nuclear power plant unit 1 that requires a new verification of the structural integrity by the operator. The Oeko-Institute was...

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General preliminary examination of the environmental impact of the interim storage projects L567 and L566 of the WAK GmbH

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 05 / 2015

Several nuclear facilities at the WAK GmbH site are dismanteled and waste management is also carried out for external customers. The WAK GmbH has applied for the construction and operation of two new buildings for temporary storage of...

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Opinion on conceptual issues of clearance for disposal at a landfill in decommissioning and dismantling of the Obrigheim nuclear power plant (KWO)

Project manager: Küppers, C.
Start of project: 09 / 2014

The Oeko-Institut was commissioned by the operator of the landfill Buchen-Sansenhecken with work related to the clearance of waste from the Obrigheim nuclear power plant for landfill on that site. The underlying concept, the specific...

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General preliminary examination of the environmental impact of the center for treatment of radioactive materials RBZ-P at the Philippsburg site

General preliminary examination of the environmental impact of the center for treatment of radioactive materials RBZ-P at the Philippsburg site

Project manager: Küppers, C. | 
End of project: 12 / 2014

For the treatment of radioactive residuals arising from the dismantling of the nuclear power plant units in Philippsburg the construction and operation of a new treatment center RBZ-P at the site has been requested. The Oeko-Institut...

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General preliminary examination of the environmental impact of the interim storage SAL-P for nuclear waste at the Philippsburg site

Project manager: Küppers, C. | 
End of project: 12 / 2014

For the storage of radioactive waste arising from the dismantling of the nuclear power plant units in Philippsburg the construction and operation of a new interim storage facility at the site has been requested. The Oeko-Institut was...

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General preliminary examination of the environmental impact of the center for treatment of radioactive materials RBZ-N at the Neckarwestheim site

Project manager: Küppers, C. | 
End of project: 12 / 2014

For the treatment of radioactive residuals arising from the dismantling of the nuclear power plant units in Neckarwestheim the construction and operation of a new treatment center RBZ-N at the site has been requested. The Oeko-Institut...

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General preliminary examination of the environmental impact of the interim storage SAL-N for nuclear waste at the Neckarwestheim site

Project manager: Küppers, C. | 
End of project: 12 / 2014

For the storage of radioactive waste arising from the dismantling of the nuclear power plant units in Neckarwestheim the construction and operation of a new interim storage facility at the site has been requested. The Öko-Institut was...

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Opinion on risks associated with handling radioactive materials by companies in Braunschweig-Thune

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 08 / 2014

In Braunschweig-Thune there are companies that handle radioactive materials. Due to their proximity to residential areas, the Öko-Institut has been commissioned by the City of Braunschweig, to answer certain questions which are related...

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Expert opinion in the EIA process for the first approval for decommissioning and dismantling of the nuclear power plant Isar 1 (KKI 1)

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 05 / 2014

In the context of Austria`s participation in the EIA process for the first approval for decommissioning and dismantling of the nuclear power plant Isar 1 (KKI 1) an expert opinion was created for the Federal Environment Agency in...

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Investigation of possible consequences of a nuclear power plant accident in Switzerland on the drinking water supply

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 04 / 2014

Effects of accidental releases of radioactive materials from the Swiss nuclear power plants (NPPs) Beznau, Leibstadt and Gösgen to surface water and the drinking water supply in Switzerland were investigated. The releases were...

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Survey of LANUV report: radioactivity from the mining areas in NRW

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 07 / 2013

The Agency for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection of NRW (LANUV) has evaluated past and own new studies on radon and its radioactive decay products in the context of the lignite mines in North Rhine-Westphalia and prepared a...

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Survey of the Environmental Impact Assessment in the approval process for decommissioning and dismantling of components of the nuclear power plant KKP1 in accordance with Section 7 (3) of the Atomic Law

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 12 / 2014

In this project, Öko-Institut works as an evaluator in an environmental impact assessment of the dismantling of the Nuclear Power Plant Philippsburg 1. Also responsible for evaluation of safety, TÜV Süd is the leader of the project....

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Survey of the Environmental Impact Assessment in the approval process for decommissioning and dismantling of components of the nuclear power plant GKN I in accordance with Section 7 (3) of the Atomic Law

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 12 / 2014

Survey of the Environmental Impact Assessment in the approval process for decommissioning and dismantling of components of the nuclear power plant GKN I in accordance with Section 7 (3) of the Atomic Law

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