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Nuclear decommissioning - knowledge products

Knowledge products generated by the NDAP (Nuclear Decommissioning Assistance Program) and the JRC operators

Knowledge Product: A tangible output (document, service, event, media, etc) of prepared knowledge that enables action of selected users. The preparation of knowledge is the process that collects, manages, and shares knowledge in a certain manner. KP is a tool developed that enables interconnectivity between people, information, and processes. It can also support visual tools aimed at achieving strategic learning goals. 

The knowledge product serves as a basis for extracting knowledge sharing products available to fit different users, so they should have some attributes in common:

Attractiveness – Ability to attract and engage users; through being visually appealing, intuitive, and innovative.
Value – Serving a purpose; the knowledge product fits a need identified by potential users.
Monitoring – Ability to trace and monitor the performance gain/value of the knowledge product.
Sustainable – Facilitate learning and engagement over time by incorporating the right features.
Scalability – Editable and updatable continuously as well as adaptable within existing systems architecture.
Actionable – Trigger actions and ease practical implementations.

Knowledge Products produced in 2021

The following are the knowledge products produced in 2021, where they are indicated the producer of the KPs and their content.

Knowledge Products produced in 2022

The following are the knowledge products produced in 2022, where they are indicated the producer of the KPs and their content.

JRC-Knowledge Products

The JRC, as nuclear operator, is going to produce knowledge products based on the experience of the activities carried out at Ispra site. For the year 2022 and 2023 the JRC Ispra has already planned to deliver the following KPs:

  • FWP - Final Waste Package: A final waste package for solid radioactive waste had to be designed and qualified based on the requirements embedded in the relevant Italian standards. The JRC can share its knowledge gained during the design qualification and testing phase of these FWPs.
  • ISF - Interim Storage Facility: Many lessons were learned by the JRC Ispra in planning, licensing and construction of a new storage facility dimensioned to host all final waste packages of LLW created in the JRC’s ND&RWM Programme for few decades until they will be transferred to the national repository.
  • Contaminated soil management: Segregation of contaminated from clean soil in nuclear facilities is the essential part of the contaminated soil management. The JRC will share their knowledge in building and verifying 3D models of lithology, hydrology and contamination spreading which will help to optimise this task.
  • 3DIMS - 3D Information Management System: IT tool to reconstruct a 3D environment of a site, allowing users to track the tasks progression, update the status of resources and virtually explore critical areas reducing hazardous expositions. 3DIMS was fully developed in the JRC and by now populated with over 2000 3D scans and other overlay information layers.