The objectives of the project are:

  1. To develop and implement rapid methods for measuring the radioactivity content of materials on a nuclear site.
  2. To develop and implement a novel automatic measurement system to check whether waste packages are safe for disposal or must be treated as radioactive waste.
  3. To develop and implement a sophisticated radioactive waste characterisation system, suitable for use as a waste repository acceptance system for very low, low and intermediate level radioactive waste.
  4. To develop and implement (on site) measurement systems and methods for monitoring the condition of radioactive waste repositories, including airborne radioactivity and temperature/strain.
  5. To facilitate the take up of the technology and protocols developed in the project by nuclear site operators, instrumentation companies, regulatory bodies and organisations that develop standards for the industry.