Restoration strategies for radioactively contaminated sites and their close surroundings


EU Project FI4P-CT95-0021 in the framework of the Nuclear Fission Safety Programme
Coordinator: Theo Zeevaert, SCK-CEN Mol / Belgium

Abstract / Project Outlining

The main objective of this coordinated project is to develop a generic methodology for ranking of restoration techniques as a function of site (and contamination) characteristics. A manual is produced in which this methodology is explained and applied to major classes of site restoration cases. All relevant data are reviewed and documented, important sources of uncertainty identified and to the extent possible uncertainties are reduced.

The development of the generic methodology is based on an analysis of existing remediation methodologies and contaminated sites, and is structured in following steps:

Duration: January 1996 - June 1999

A more detailed description of the project background and goals is accessible. You can also read the PDF-version of the final project report (1024 kB).

Participants

SCK-CEN Belgian Nuclear Research Centre at Mol / Belgium
Local Contact: Theo Zeevaert
Westlakes Scientific Consulting / Great Britain
Local Contact: Andrew Bousher
Forschungszentrum Rossendorf e.V.. (FZR) / Germany
Now: Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
Local Contact: Vinzenz Brendler
Studsvik Eco & Safety AB / Sweden
Local Contact: Sture Nordlinder
Risø National Laboratory, Roskilde / Denmark
Local Contact: Per Hedemann Jensen

The RESTRAT team would also like to thank the following collaborators:
Björn Sundblad, Yvonne Stiglund, Karin Aquilonius, Lieve Sweeck, Duncan Jackson, Stewart Wragg.

Issued Project Publications / Technical Deliverables (all as PDF)

# Title Issue Size
in kBytes
TD1 "Remediation of contaminated areas. An overview of international guidance" III 172
TD2 "Physico-chemical phenomena governing the behaviour of radioactive substances. State-of-the-art description" IV 292
TD3+4 "Restoration techniques: Characteristics and performances" III 219
TD5 "Physico-chemical phenomena governing the behaviour of radioactive substances. Site-specific phenomena" II 805
TD6 "Dose Assessment Model for Use in Site Restoration. General Methodology and Site-specific Aspects" I 492
TD7 "Risk Assessment Model for Use in Site Restoration. Software and User Instructions" II 76
TD8 "Methodology for Ranking Restoration Options" III 835
TD9 "Drigg Site: Basic Characteristics and Evaluation of Restoration Options" V 6128
TD10 "Ranstad Tailing Site: Basic Characteristics and Evaluation of Restoration Options" I 300
TD11 "Molse Nete River: Basic Characteristics and Evaluation of Restoration Options" I 520
TD12 "Ravenglass Estuary: Basic Characteristics and Evaluation of Restoration Options" IV 5408
TD13 "Lake Tranebärsjön: Basic Characteristics and Evaluation of Restoration Options" I 264
TD14 "Manual on restoration strategies for radioactive-contaminated sites" I 752
TD15 "Final Report" I 1045

The results were published in:
D. Jackson, S. K. Wragg, A. Bousher, T. Zeevaert, Y. Stiglund, V. Brendler, P. Hedemann Jensen and S. Nordlinder
"Establishing a method for assessing and ranking restoration strategies for radioactively contaminated sites and their close surroundings."
Nuclear Energy, 38(1999), 223-231

A shorter, summarizing paper about the whole project was presented at IRPA-10: 10th International Congress of The International Radiation Protection Association, Hiroshima, Japan, May 14-19, 2000. You can download a PDF version of this paper (116 kB).

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Related EU Projects

Together with RESTRAT, four other projects are combined under the EURATOM-CIEMAT Association contract No. FI4P-CP95-0021:

Other EU activities covering similar areas of research are the concerted actions NICOLE - "Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe" and CARACAS - "Concerted Action on Risk Assessment for Contaminated Sites", and the projects MOIRA - "MOdel-based computerised system for management support to Identify optimal remedial strategies for Restoring radionuclide contaminated Aquatic ecosystems and drainage areas" and MOIRA-plus, RODOS - "Real-time On-line DecisiOn Support system for nuclear emergency management" and SAVE - "Spatial analysis of vulnerable ecosystems in Europe".


Last Update: July 11, 2011

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