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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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Challenges and success factors for cross-border public participation in the site selection process (HErüber)

Project manager: Schütte, S. | Mbah, M.
Start of project: 08 / 2020

The Standortauswahlgesetz (StandAG), a german law defining the selection process, regulates the individual procedural steps for a scientifically based, participatory and transparent search for a secure disposal site for high-level…

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Safety analysis and risk assessment of an application of Small Modular Reactors

Project manager: Pistner, C.
Start of project: 07 / 2020

An overview of currently internationally pursued reactor concepts under the term SMR, a scientific assessment of possible fields of application and the associated safety issues and risks will be developed.

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Verification and adaptation of boundary conditions to determine clearance values

Project manager: Küppers, C.
Start of project: 07 / 2020

Modelling and parameter values on which the derivation of the clearance values of the Radiation Protection Ordinance is based are compared with clearance practice using selected examples. In the case of relevant deviations, it is…

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Assessment of safety status of close-border nuclear installations

Project manager: Pistner, C.
Start of project: 06 / 2020

The UMBW is supported by a technical assessment and evaluation of documents in the technical evaluation of incidents and projects as well as general safety issues concerning close-border nuclear facilities in neighbouring countries.

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Support of BASE in the process analysis of the site selection procedure (PaSta)

Project manager: Mbah, M. | Spieth-Achtnich, A. | Schütte, S.
Start of project: 06 / 2020

The site selection procedure for a repository for high-level radioactive waste in the Federal Republic of Germany is regulated by the Site Selection Act (StandAG). The requirements contained therein regarding a "participatory,…

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Provision of assessment services within the scope of the environmental impact assessment in the approval according to § 6 AtG for ESTRAL

Project manager: Spieth-Achtnich, A.
Start of project: 10 / 2019

Within the framework of the nuclear licensing procedure for the construction of the interim storage facility (ESTRAL) in Lubmin, an examination of environmental and FFH compatibility is to be carried out. Öko-Institut has been…

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Extended dry storage of spent fuel and high radioactive waste Work package: Safety-related operation and organisational and social aspects

Project staff:  Neles, J.
Start of project: 09 / 2019

The international discussions on safety management during interim storage are updated in this project. In particular, questions of knowledge management and maintenance of competence of operators and authorities with regard to long-term…

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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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Simulation Calculations for the Conversion of FRM-II

Unterauftrag zum Vorhaben 4718R01321, Entwicklung von Bewertungsmethoden für Umrüstungsstrategien bei Forschungsreaktoren von HEU auf LEU Brennstoff (AP1)

Project manager: Englert, M.
Start of project: 06 / 2019

The Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) mbH is conducting a research project to investigate the safety aspects of the conversion of research reactors from Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) to Low Enriched Uranium (LEU)…

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Management of high level radioactive waste in Germany: Roads from storage towards disposal

Project manager: Chaudry, S.
End of project: 11 / 2020

WERA aims at roadmaps for the disposal of spent fuel and high level radioactive waste. The need for action along this road as well as options for action will be discussed. Thus a basis will be designed for active Integration of…

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Innovative concepts on participation in the course of the enacting of two regulations, following § 26 and § 27 of the German Site Selection Law: Safety requirements and requirements on preliminary safety assessments

Project manager: Spieth-Achtnich, A.
End of project: 11 / 2019

In the course of the issuing process for safety requirements and requirements on preliminary safety assessments stakeholder associations and the citicens interested in the subject shall be given the opportunity to participate. In the…

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Contributions to the German Obligations regarding the National Report and the 7th Review Meeting of the “Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management

Project manager: Neles, J.
Start of project: 05 / 2019

Since preparing Germany’s first national report to the “Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management” (Joint Convention), OEko-Institut substantially contributes the…

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Analysis and technical evaluation of measures at nuclear installations in decommissioning in accordance with Section 7 of the Atomic Energy Act and during the operation of research reactors

Project manager: Mohr, S.
Start of project: 04 / 2019

Scientific and technical support of the BMU on behalf of GRS on short-term issues of federal supervision. The aim of the project is to advise the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) on…

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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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Public Participation in the Siting Procedure for a Final Repository: Challenges of a Cross-generational, Self-reflecting and Learning Procedure

Project manager: Brohmann, B.
Project staff:  Mbah, M. | Schütte, S.
Start of project: 05 / 2018

The German Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management mandated a two-year research project in which the challenges of public participation in the siting procedure for a final repository for high-level radioactive waste…

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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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Periodic Safety Review for storage for spent fuel and reprocessing waste

Project manager: Neles, J.
Start of project: 01 / 2018

A first term of periodic safety review was carried out in storage facilities for spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste from reprocessing. Also a system for technical aging management has been established. Together with GRS,…

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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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Implementation of international regulations in the German regulation system for nuclear waste management facilities

Project manager: Neles, J.
End of project: 06 / 2020

The Western European Nuclear Regulator Association (WENRA), an organisation of European regulating agencies, strives to harmonise the regulatory framework. Germany has committed themselve to improve and implement the regulatory…

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