For the disposal of radioactive waste from medicine, industry, research and nuclear power plants, containers are needed that guarantee tight containment during normal operation and in the event of accidents and breakdowns.
These containers are used for transportation, interim storage and final disposal in deep geological formations.
Following the delay to the construction of final storage sites, the duration of interim storage increased from a few decades to possibly 100 years.
BAM is making a significant contribution in the area of radioactive waste disposal through safety assessments within the admissions and approval processes. With our analytical, numerical and experimental expertise and our distinctive interdisciplinary approach, we can provide validated proof of the long-term behaviour of materials, components, containers and container fixtures and we are developing the necessary assessment methods.