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  INTEGRATED PROJECTS (6)  
Title: DNA damage responses, Genomic instability and Radiation-Induced Cancer: The problem of risk at low and protracted doses
Acronym:   RISC-RAD
Project summary:   In this project, leading European research teams join forces to understand the various steps involved in the multistage process of radiation-induced tumorigenesis through detailed analysis of DNA damage responses (repair, checkpoints, apoptosis), genomic instability as well as mechanisms/genetics and modelling of radiation tumorigenesis. The research in this project will answer the following specific questions:
(i) Who is at risk?
(ii) When do the factors modifying risk exert their influence?
(iii) What are the mechanisms through which risk factors act?
(iv) Is there a link between radio-sensitivity of individuals (short term) and susceptibility to cancer (late after exposure)?
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Title: Engineering Studies and Demonstrations of Repository Designs
Acronym:   ESDRED
Project summary:   The Integrated Project ESDRED, a joint research effort by major national radioactive waste management agencies (or subsidiaries of agencies) and by research organizations, representing nine European countries, is a major step to establish a sound technical basis for demonstrating the safety of disposing spent fuel and long-lived radioactive wastes in deep geological formations and to underpin the development of a common European view on the main issues related to the management and disposal of waste.
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Title: European approach to nuclear and radiological emergency management and rehabilitation strategies
Acronym:   EURANOS
Project summary:   The Integrated Project, through the commitment of 50 operational emergency management organisations, "stakeholder groups" and competent RTD institutes of many European countries to actively contribute to the following objectives, will build a fully interactive framework for initiating and promoting practice improvements of emergency management and rehabilitation strategies in Europe. A common approach and an European perspective of a more harmonised emergency management and rehabilitation strategy on the local, national and supra-national levels will be created and promoted through common emergency exercises and their thorough evaluation together with all stakeholders involved and through "stakeholder panels" on the key issues of rehabilitation. The common views on improved technical tools, methods, strategies and guidance will also create initiatives on the administrative and political levels to improve the efficacy of European emergency management and rehabilitation strategies
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Title: European research programme for the partitioning of minor actinides and some long-lived fission products from high active wastes issuing the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuels
Acronym:   EUROPART
Project summary:   The research to be done within EUROPART concerns the Partitioning of long-lived radionuclides (LLRs) contained in the nuclear wastes issuing the reprocessing of nuclear spent fuels. After separation, the LLRs will be destroyed in short-lived or stable nuclides by nuclear means (P&T strategy) or conditioned into stable dedicated solid matrices (P&C strategy) The target elements will be the actinides (Ans): Am to Cf for the wastes issuing the reprocessing of UOX or MOX fuels, and U to Cf for the reprocessing of spent fuels and targets (e.g. the nuclear double strata concept). The separation techniques to be studied will belong to 2 domains: hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy (cf. the previous FP5 programme).
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Title: Prediction of Irradiation Damage Effects on Reactor Components
Acronym:   PERFECT
Project summary:   In nuclear power reactors, materials may undergo degradation due to severe irradiation conditions. The proposed 4 year Integrated Project has mainly for objective to develop such multi-scale numerical tools capable of simulating the effects of irradiation on mechanical and corrosion properties of materials. They will be used to solve issues related to Light Water Reactor pressure vessels and internal structures.
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Title: Understanding and physical and numerical modelling of the key processes in the near-field and their coupling for different host rocks and repository strategies
Acronym:   NF-PRO
Project summary:   The principal objective of the Integrated Project NF-PRO is to establish the scientific and technical basis for evaluating the safety function "containment and minimisation of release" of the near-field of a geological repository for high-level radioactive waste and spent fuel. To this end, NF-PRO will investigate dominant processes and process couplings affecting the isolation of nuclear waste within the near-field and apply and develop conceptual and mathematical models for predicting the source-term release of radionuclides from the near-field to the far-field. Results and conclusions of experimental and modelling work will be integrated in performance assessment.
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  NETWORKS OF EXCELLENCE (2)  
Title: Physics and chemistry of actinides
Acronym:   ACTINET
Project summary:   One major issue for nuclear energy, requiring intensive R&D programmes, remains a broadly agreed approach to waste management, in particular long-lived waste components. R&D is also needed to explore new concepts for nuclear energy generation that make better use of fissile material and generate less waste. Actinide science is one central theme to respond to these needs. The general objective of ACTINET is to gather the concerned scientific community through a network, aiming to reach sustainability in a few years. Knowledge dissemination, education and training activities through the network will ensure highest level of expertise in Europe. Transnational access to experimental facilities will valorise existing and future facilities and optimise their use.
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Title: SARNET: a proposal of network of excellence for a sustainable integration of European research on severe accident phenomenology and management
Acronym:   SARNET
Project summary:   In spite of the accomplishments reached in severe accident research, a limited number of specific items remain where research activities are still necessary to reduce further uncertainties that are considered of importance for nuclear reactor safety and to consolidate severe accident management plans. Facing and anticipating budget reductions, 52 European R&D organizations, including technical supports of safety authorities, industry, utilities and universities, have decided to join their efforts in SARNET in a durable way to resolve outstanding severe accident safety issues for enhancing the safety of existing and future NPPs. SARNET will:
  • tackle the fragmentation existing in defining/carrying out research programmes;
  • harmonize and improve Level-2 PSA methodologies;
  • diffuse the knowledge to Associated Candidate Countries more efficiently;
  • bring together top scientists in severe accident research so as to be a world leader in advanced computer tools for severe accident risk assessment.

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