The EURATOM FP7 Collaborative Project “Fast / Instant Release of Safety Relevant Radionuclides from Spent Nuclear Fuel (CP FIRST-Nuclides)” contributes to the progress towards implementing of geological disposal in line with the Vision Report and the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of the “Implementing Geological Disposal – Technology Platform (IGD-TP)”. Waste forms and their behaviour represent a key topic in the SRA of IGD-TP. This key topic deals with understanding the behaviour of various wastes in geological repositories in particular with high burn-up spent uranium oxide fuels (UO2).
The overall objective of the project is to improve the understanding of the fast / instantly released radionuclides from disposed high burn-up UO2 spent nuclear fuel. The outcome of the project is relevant for all types of host rocks in Europe.