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The Oeko-Institut’s researchers work on more than 350 national and international projects a year, focusing on Chemicals Management and Technology Assessment, Energy and Climate, Emission and Ambient Pollution Control, Radiation Protection, Agriculture and Biodiversity, Sustainable Consumption, Mobility, Resource Management and Industry, Nuclear Engineering and Facility Safety, and Law, Policy and Governance.

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Development of indicators in a catalogue of criteria and implementation of an initial survey to determine the current situation for the evaluation of the national radon action plan

Project manager: Küppers, C.
Start of project: 07 / 2019

Radon protection in the Radiation Protection Act has been in force since the end of last year. The law defines a reference value for the radon activity concentration indoors and at workplaces. The law stipulates that the Federal…

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Advising activities related to the disposal of clearance waste by the district of Karlsruhe

Project manager: Küppers, C.
Start of project: 03 / 2019

The waste management company of the district of Karlsruhe is responsible for the disposal of non-radioactive waste arising from the dismantling of facilities of the former Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and the Philippsburg nuclear power…

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Investigation of the suitability of the waste incineration plant Weissenhorn for the incineration of waste from the Gundremmingen nuclear power plant and development of criteria for the optimization of occupational radiation protection in connection with

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 04 / 2019

Clearance waste from the Gundremmingen nuclear power plant is burned in the waste incineration plant Weissenhorn, district Neu-Ulm. OEko-Institut is commissioned by the operator of the incineration plant to investigate whether the…

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Screening of the safety requirements of the final repository Konrad according to the current state of science and technology (ÜsiKo): Review of Phase 1 "Determination of the need for screening"

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 01 / 2019

In 2002 the final repository for low and intermediate level waste "Konrad" was granted project approval. 16 years later the safety requirements are subject to screening according to the current state of science and technology (ÜsiKo).…

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Support of the GRS in the research project "Clearance concepts of a new radiation protection ordinance according to the 2013 EU-Basic Safety Standards in practice"

Project manager: Küppers, C.
Start of project: 01 / 2018

The OEko-Institut supports the GRS in the investigation of previous modeling in the derivation of clearance values. Long-term releases of radionuclides from landfills after the disposal of released waste are modeled and calculated for…

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Working in connection with a temporary storage of waste released for disposal in the district of Karlsruhe and their landfilling

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 12 / 2018

For the disposal of waste resulting from the demolition of nuclear facilities in the district of Karlsruhe, which can be released for disposal in a landfill, there is so far no own landfill of the district. The OEko-Institut…

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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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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.
End of project: 07 / 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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Clearance of waste from the Philippsburg nuclear power plant for incineration at the MVV Umwelt Ressourcen GmbH

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 12 / 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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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.
End of project: 12 / 2018

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.
End of project: 04 / 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.
End of project: 06 / 2016

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 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-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-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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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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