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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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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

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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Nuclear Power in Liberalised EU Energy Markets

Project manager: Schmidt, G.
End of project: 05 / 2008

OBRA - European observatory for long-term governance on radioactive waste management

Project manager: Kallenbach-Herbert, B.
End of project: 10 / 2008

Continuing societal concerns limit the application of deep geological disposal in many countries. Wider societal involvement at a variety of governance levels in an open, inclusive and transparent manner is a top-level concern in all…

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Further development of public participation in the site-selection and approval process of a final repository in Germany

Proceedings VALDOR (Values in Decision On Risk)

Project manager: Barth, R.
End of project: 05 / 2006

Public participation plays a vital role in the process of planning and licensing potentially hazardous and/or publicly disputed installations.

Major conflicts in the affected region may be avoided if the public or representatives are…

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To publication "Further development of public participation in the site-selection and approval process of a final repository in Germany"

Evaluation of selected aspects of the environmental assessment report for the Langer Heinrich Uranium Mining Project in Namibia

Project manager: Schmidt, G.
End of project: 09 / 2005

Due to an inappropriate selection of input data (Radium in ore and tailings) and to a too small breathing rate, the dose calculations in the EA understimates the doses for the public. Together with a higher contribution of Radon to the…

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To publication "Evaluation of selected aspects of the environmental assessment report for the Langer Heinrich Uranium Mining Project in Namibia"

Evaluation of the Radioactivity Release Event in December 2003 at Yonggwang Nuclear Power Plant Unit

Project manager: Kurth, S.
End of project: 03 / 2004

As of March 4, 2004, Oeko-Institut was commissioned by the Korean Company KHNP to review an incident in NPP Yonggwang Unit 5.

 

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To publication "Evaluation of the Radioactivity Release Event in December 2003 at Yonggwang Nuclear Power Plant Unit"

Nuclear Energy, Renewable Energy and Peace

Lecture by Michael Sailer in English

Project manager: Sailer, M.
End of project: 08 / 2004

Lecture by Michael Sailer at the Asian Regional Conference “Renewable Energy and Peace” 19-20 August 2004, Seoul, Korea

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Advice to the landfill operator AVL concerning the dumping of clearance wastes from the decommissioning of the nuclear power plant Neckarwestheim

Project manager: Küppers, C.

About 3300 Mg of clearance waste from the decommissioning of the nuclear power plant Neckarwestheim I (GKN I) are to be disposed on a landfill operated by AVL in the district of Ludwigsburg. To ensure compliance with the regulatory…

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