Alzenau, 29th April 2019. The European Commission awarded a contract for the specification of waste forms to allow safe treatment, storage and disposal of problematic radioactive wastes held at Ukrainian nuclear energy facilities to the consortium comprised of Plejades GmbH (consortium lead), Brenk Systemplanung GmbH und NUKEM Technologies.

The project will deal with the intermediate level waste streams currently stored at the Ukrainian nuclear energy facilities, such as sludges, resins and salt-cake. At the present time these wastes are held in their raw state for lack of a defined processing route. The project will examine the characteristics of these waste streams and propose appropriate processing methods so that these waste streams may be transformed into packages that will be suitable for storage and eventual disposal. The project consists of 7 tasks, whereof NUKEM leads task 4 and 5 and supports all others.

  1. Project preparation and inception phase
  2. Detailed analysis of problematic RAW streams
  3. Characterization of selected problematic waste streams
  4. Technical and economic analysis of potential technologies for processing of problematic RAW
  5. Description of technologies, Technical Specifications for equipment and safety cases
  6. Support to the Beneficiary/ End User during Regulatory Review of Technical Specifications for the equipment/ systems, safety cases and expected characteristics of RAW packages
  7. Final Technical Report and project dissemination

NUKEM Technologies in Alzenau, Germany, is world-wide active in the areas of management of radioactive waste and spent fuel, decommissioning of nuclear facilities, engineering and consulting. Since 2009, NUKEM Technologies is part of ASE Group (Engineering division of SC ROSATOM).

Bea Heinze
NUKEM Technologies GmbH
Industriestrasse 13, 63755 Alzenau
Tel: +49 6023 91-1549,
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