Margarita Herranz, professor of nuclear engineering at the UPV / EHU, is the leader of one of the working groups of the European project H2020 INSIDER. The objective of the project is to improve the management of contaminated materials by proposing a methodology that allows defining and selecting the best scenarios for decommissioning, decommissioning and remediation of nuclear facilities, so that they produce well-characterized waste for which storage routes are clearly identified. and elimination. In recent years, a phase of dismantling nuclear power plants and installations has been entered, especially in Europe. In 2015, 156 nuclear power plant reactors worldwide were shutdown or under dismantling, and by 2050 more than half of the current 400 GW nuclear capacity worldwide is slated to be decommissioned. “In Europe, this will result in an increase in radioactive waste, while current storage plants have limited capacity. Optimizing this management is very important”, indicates the UPV / EHU professor Margarita Herranz.
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