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

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

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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Contributions to the German Obligations regarding the National Report and the 6th 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.
End of project: 11 / 2018

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-Institute substantially contributes the…

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

Project manager: Neles, J.
End of project: 06 / 2018

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…

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Contributions to the experience evaluation of aging management within periodic safety reviews in interim storage facilities for spent fuel and heat generating wastes

Project manager: Neles, J.
End of project: 08 / 2017

In 2014 the advisory commission ESK established a guideline in Nuclear Law requiring periodic safety reviews in interim storage facilities for spent fuel and heat generating wastes. In a previous project Oeko-Institute and GRS…

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Contribution to the project 3614R03327 `Implementation of international regulatory rules in the regulatory framework in Germany for nuclear supply and waste management facilities` for work in 2014 to 2017

Project manager: Neles, J.
End of project: 08 / 2017

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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Teaching material for middle and high schools: Management of radioactive waste

Project manager: Neles, J.
End of project: 03 / 2014

2013 the disposal facility siting process started again with the German siting act. Because of the siting process will need a long time also the following generation(s) will be concerned. Therefore Oeko-Institute e. V. and UfU e.V:…

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