New developments in safety-related aspects of the long term storage of spent fuel and vitrified high-level wastes

This project analyses new developments in managing non-technical ageing aspects of extended interim storage in a national and international context. Extended interim storage is the consequence of the absence of a suitable final disposal facility.

The project evaluates the latest international state of science and technology and recommends improvements for technology and regulation in Germany. The project focuses on implementing safety management in interim storage facilities. In addition the societal consequences of extended storage will be evaluated.