NUSAFE - Nuclear Waste Management

The NUSAFE Program covers fundamental and applied research related to the safe disposal of nuclear waste in deep geological repositories. It contributes by its expertise in radiogeochemistry and -biogeochemistry to the nuclear waste disposal safety case by applying unique experimental, instrumental and simulation tools. By this, it assists the currently starting site selection process in Germany and the comparative characterization of possible repository concepts. NUSAFE develops interdisciplinary research programs combining Helmholtz competencies from the Research Fields Energy and Earth & Environment. In addition, NUSAFE investigates innovative strategies and technologies for the decommissioning and dismantling of nuclear facilities and the predisposal management of radioactive wastes in Germany. Scientists furthermore contribute to the German IAEA Safeguard Support Program.