The CHANCE Project “Characterization of conditioned nuclear waste for its safe disposal in Europe”

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Institutes & Expert groups

  • ANDRA - National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management - France
  • CEA Saclay - Commissariat à l'énergie atomique
  • Technologies for Nuclear Energy State Owned Company
  • SCK•CEN - Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie/Centre d’Etude de l’Energie Nucléaire


The CHANCE project aims to address the specific issue of the characterization of conditioned radioactive waste (CRW). The first objective of CHANCE is to establish, at the European level, a comprehensive understanding of current CRW characterization and quality control schemes. The second objective of CHANCE is to further develop, test and validate techniques already identified that will undoubtedly improve the characterization of CRW. Specifically, these technical tasks will focus on calorimetry as an innovative non-destructive technique to reduce uncertainties on the inventory of radionuclides; Muon Tomography to address the specific issue of non-destructive control of the content of large volume nuclear waste; Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) as an innovative technique to characterize outgassing of radioactive waste. An overview of the project and the current results are presented and discussed.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEURADWASTE'19
Subtitle of host publication9th European Commission conference on Euratom research and training in radioactive waste management: conference proceedings
PublisherEuropean Commission
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789279987502
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020
Event2019 - FISA 2019 and EURADWASTE ’19: 9th European Commission Conference on EURATOM Research and Training in Safety of Reactor Systems - Pitesti, Romania
Duration: 4 Jun 20197 Jun 2019


Conference2019 - FISA 2019 and EURADWASTE ’19
Internet address


  • Europe, Characterization of conditioned radioactive waste, CRW, Quality controle

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