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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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Nuclear Decommissioning: management of costs and risks

Project manager: Schmidt, G.
End of project: 10 / 2013

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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Contributions to the German Obligations regarding the “Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management”

Project manager: Alt, S.
End of project: 11 / 2015

Since the preparation of Germany’s first national report, Öko-Institute substantially contributes to the German Obligations regarding the “Joint Convention”. Members of the Öko-Institute regularly participate in the respective working…

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Nuclear Decommissiong: Costs and Risks

Presentation of the applied methodology and the results

End of project: 12 / 2013

The decommissioning of the shut down reactors in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slowakia is financially supported by the European Commission and, according to the European Court of Auditors, is associated with serious delays and cost…

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Safety related aspects of the long term storage of spent fuel and vitrified high-level wastes

Project manager: Schmidt, G.
End of project: 12 / 2014

Spent fuel and high-radioactive waste from reprocessing have to be stored until their final disposal. This storage period can be very long, depending from the availability of a suitable final disposal facility.

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Analysis of Safety and Risk Questions following the Nuclear Incidents and Accidents in Japan

Project manager: Pistner, C.

In a project to analyse Safety and Risk Questions following the Nuclear Incidents and Accidents in Japan, GRS aims at a full understandig of the accident progression in the different reactor units in Japan. Furthermore, the methodology…

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Description and critical environmental evaluation of the REE refining plant LAMP near Kuantan/Malaysia

Radiological and non-radiological environ-mental consequences of the plant’s opera-tion and its wastes

Project manager: Schmidt, G.
End of project: 01 / 2013

The facility for refining Australian ore concentrate rich in rare earth metals of Lynas Corporation in Malaysia has several deficiencies concerning the operational environmental impacts. The environment is affected by acidic substances…

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To publication "Description and critical environmental evaluation of the REE refining plant LAMP near Kuantan/Malaysia - Report"

Advisory opinion on the EU-Stresstest results of the nuclear power plants Fessenheim and Beznau

Project manager: Pistner, C.
End of project: 06 / 2012

As a response to the reactor accident of March 11, 2011 at the japanese Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, several safety evaluations have taken place on a national and international level. In Germany, a plant-specific safety review has been…

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Technical expert services for the governmental control of the construction and operation of the uranium enrichment facility in Gronau (UAG)

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

Urenco Deutschland GmbH is the operator of the uranium enrichment facility in Gronau, Westfalia (IUAG). For the UAG a safety assessment has to be performed every ten years. Due to the nuclear accident in Fukushima the date of the next…

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Contributions in the pilot phase of the introduction of periodic safety reviews in interim storage facilities for spent fuel and heat generating wastes

Project manager: Schmidt, G.
End of project: 11 / 2013

For interim storage facilities for spent fuel and heat generating wastes periodic safety reviews have to be performed, according to the Nuclear Law. The advisory commission ESK has prepared a guideline in respect to the content and…

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Evaluation of selected aspects of AREVAs “Phase 1 du Projet de Bakouma - Rapport d’étude d’impact environnemental et social (EIES)”

Project manager: Schmidt, G.
End of project: 07 / 2011

Intellectuel Services 2011/0069495 relative to supporting the NEA secretariat for the international peer review (IPR) of SKB`s reporting of post-closure safety in the license application for spent nuclear fuel repository

Project manager: Minhans, A.
End of project: 06 / 2012

InSOTEC - (International) Socio-Technical Challenges for implementing geological disposal

Project manager: Kallenbach-Herbert, B.
End of project: 02 / 2014

Plant specific safety review of Geman nuclear power plants after the accident in the Japanese Fukushima NPP

Project manager: Kurth, S.
End of project: 05 / 2011

Following the accident in the Japanese Fukushima NPP the German Reactor Safety Commission (RSK) was instructed to perform a safety review of the German NPP. The RSK provided a set of requirements for the safety review. Information…

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Implementing Public Participation Approaches in Radioactive Waste Disposal

Project manager: Kallenbach-Herbert, B.
End of project: 12 / 2012

Expertise on the evaluation of radiologic doses on the tailings disposal facility Trünzig/Seelingstädt

Project manager: Schmidt, G.
End of project: 04 / 2011

The tailings disposal facility Trünzig in the district of Greiz (Thuringia) contains waste from uranium milling and is currently covered by Wismut GmbH and brought to a stable state. On the facility, which was not publicly accessible…

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Contributions to the German Obligations regarding the “Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management”

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 06 / 2011

Since the preparation of Germany’s first national report, Öko-Institute substantially contrib-utes to the German Obligations regarding the “Joint Convention”. Members of the Öko-Institute regularly participate in the respective working…

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Evaluation of Operational Experience from Nuclear Power Plants

Project manager: Kurth, S.
End of project: 10 / 2011

The evaluation of operational experience is of importance for the improvement of safety of nuclear power plants. The project adresses current questions, to be investigated within a short time frame. The results are provided as…

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Screening of reportable events in German NPPs and investigations on

Project manager: Kurth, S.
End of project: 05 / 2012

Evaluation of operational experience from German nuclear reactors. Technical expert consulting for the competent federal ministry. In particular: Regular discussion of reportable events occurring in german nuclear power plants…

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