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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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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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Nuclear safety and conflicts

Project manager: Englert, M.
End of project: 08 / 2019

The use of nuclear energy requires an extensive institutional and physical infrastructure upon a foundation of stable intrastate conditions and interstate relations. This being the case, conflicts can result in catastrophic accidents,…

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Safety review Thorium-High-Temperature Reactor 300 in Hamm Uentrop

Project manager: Kurth, S.
End of project: 05 / 2018

Expert Opinion on Important Safety Aspects of High-level Radioactive Waste Interim Storage

Project manager: Kallenbach-Herbert, B.
End of project: 12 / 2017

This expert opinion for the German “Nationales Begleitgremium” deals with the following main topics in connection with the interim storage of high-level radioactive waste in Germany:

  • current safety status of the interim storage…

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Preliminary assessment of reportable events in nuclear installations in Baden-Wuertttemberg

Project manager: Kurth, S.
Start of project: 10 / 2017

The clearing center has been established by the Ministry for the Environment in Baden-Württemberg for the preliminary assessment of reportable events in nuclear installations. The clearing center evaluates incidents with regard to…

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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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Transport and transfer behaviour of long-lived Radionuclides along the causal chain groundwater-soil-surface-plant taking into account long-term climatic changes

Project manager: Ustohalova, V.
Start of project: 09 / 2017

The project focuses on the generation of reliable data with regard to the repository safety and on the estimation of the expected public exposure arising from the agricultural land use in the area of the repository far field in a long…

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Analysis of existing safety deficits of the AKW Cattenom

Project manager: Pistner, C.
End of project: 01 / 2018

Methods and measures to deal with socio-technical challenges in radioactive waste Management (SOTEC-radio)

Project manager: Brohmann, B.
Start of project: 04 / 2017

How to carry out the site selection, construction, and operation of a final repository especially for high-level radioactive waste? How to organize the long-term interim storage, which is necessary until this final repository is built?…

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To publication "The Self-reflecting Process – a New Challenge (?)" To publication "Radioactive waste management - a sociotechnical challenge"

Assessment of the current state of research on new reactor concepts

Project manager: Pistner, C.
End of project: 04 / 2017

Since several decades new reactor concepts, so called Generation IV reactors, are developed internationally. Declared aims of such developments are to achieve significant improvements with respect to Safety, Sustainability, Economics…

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Comparative Analysis of the Czech Repository Criteria

Project manager: Kallenbach-Herbert, B.
End of project: 04 / 2017

In the Czech Republic, the preferred site for a repository for spent fuel elements and high-level radioactive waste is to be designated from currently 9 site areas by 2025. Several siting options are located near the provinces of Upper…

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Assessment of the FFH and environmental impact in the approval process for the combine use of TBL Ahaus also as interim storage facility for other radioactive substances in accordance with Section 7(1) of the Radioactive Pro-tection Ordinance (StrlSchV)

Project staff:  Spieth-Achtnich, A.
End of project: 09 / 2018

Within the  licensing procedure for an approval to use a part of the TBL Ahaus for interim storage of low and intermediate active waste an environmental impact assessment is necessary. OEko Institut examines the environmental impacts…

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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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Assessment and Plausibility Check of the 2016 Cost Study by swissnuclear

End of project: 04 / 2017

The owners of the Swiss nuclear power plants are obliged by law to make payments to a decommissioning and a disposal fund, which must cover the costs of decommissioning and disposal costs incurred after the plant has been…

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Update of the Advisory opinion on the EU-Stresstest results of the nuclear power plant Beznau

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

In October 2012 the Oeko-Institute analyzed the results of the EU-Stresstest for the nuclear power plant Beznau in Switzerland with respect to missing or insufficiently addressed safety aspects. In addition, further safety relevant…

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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 II in accordance with Section 7 (3) of the Atomic Law

Project manager: Spieth-Achtnich, A.
End of project: 12 / 2017

Survey of the Environmental Impact Assessment in the approval process for decommissioning and dismantling of components of the nuclear power plant KKP 2 II in accordance with Section 7 (3) of the Atomic Law

Project manager: Spieth-Achtnich, A.
End of project: 12 / 2017

Consultancy regarding implementation of a host-rock-independent maximum surface temperature for high-level waste packages under precautionary aspects of final disposal

End of project: 10 / 2016

The Federal Ministry of the Environment is in charge of amending the German safety requirements for the final disposal of heat generating radioactive waste in the light of recommendations given by the German “Endlagerkommission”.…

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