EPJ Nuclear Sciences & Technologies (EPJ N) is pleased to present the new topical issue “INSIDER”, guest edited by Laura Aldave De Las Heras, Nuclear Safety & Security Directorate, European Commission, and Danièle Roudil, CEA and University of Montpellier.

The Horizon 2020 Euratom European project 'Improved Nuclear Site characterisation for waste minimisation in Decommissioning and Dismantling operations under constrained Environment' (INSIDER) was launched in June 2017, spanning 4 years. The project aims to improve the management of nuclear waste with medium or high radioactivity levels from nuclear sites under decommissioning and dismantling, or other constrained environments.

This topical issue consists of 7 articles providing a representative sample of the scientific and technical advances developed in the Horizon 2020 project and presents three case studies representing typical configurations of decommissioning worksites:

  • Nuclear reactor: BR3 reactor vessel at Mol (SCK-CEN)
  • Installation of the fuel/waste cycle: effluent tanks at ISPRA (JRC)
  • Post-incident management: contaminated soils (CEA)

“The INSIDER project is working towards defining recommendations and guidelines for improving decision making of the industrial implementers for decommissioning and remediation activities. Thereby, a key contributor is effective knowledge sharing within the scientific community.” D. Roudil and L. Aldave De Las Heras.

Read the editorial for a comprehensive overview of the articles in this collection.

Browse the topical issue here.

EPJ N is an open access journal published by EDP Sciences and edited in partnership with the French Nuclear Energy Society and the European Nuclear Society. The Editors-in-Chief are Gilles Moutiers and Anne Nicolas both based at the CEA, Nuclear Energy Division, France.

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