E.I.G. Euridice G.I.E. Operation and Management of the URL and other Infrastuctures. Marc Buyens Kris Moerkens Bert Vreys Alex Isenborghs Christian Lefèvre Johan Peters. E.I.G. Euridice G.I.E. History of the project (2) Experimental programme (1) Services to third parties (1)
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Operation and Management
of the URL and other
Marc Buyens Mol, 18 januari 2001
History of the project (2)
Experimental programme (1)
Services to third parties (1)
Exploitation conditions (4)
Operational cost (4)
Safety structure of EURIDICE (1)
1974 : Selection of the Boom Clay Formation.
1975 : Core Sampling (Geology, Geotechnical).
1978 : In situ tests in Terhagen.
1980 - 1984 : Construction of the URL.
1987 : Construction of the TD an the ANDRA gallery.
1995 : Construction of the demo hall and officces.
1997 - 1999 : Construction of the second shaft.
2001 - 2002 : Construction of the connecting gallery.
2002 - ???? : Construction of the ventilation building.
Characterisation of the Boom clay
Mine-by test, Archimedes, Phebus, Cactus, ...
Interaction between waste package and Boom clay
Corrosion tests, degradation of waste forms, corrosion of container materials, ...
Migration of radionuclides and gas in clay
Backfill and Reseal of shafts and galleries
Integrated experiments involving radiation
Cerberus, Coralus, ...
Canberra Semiconductor N.V.
Temporary underground storage of germanium crystals in 1991 and 1992
Underground gamma background and low activity measurements since 1993
Underground storage of video chips since 2000
UM electro-optic materials
Possibility of underground production of germanium crystals for the Max Planck Institute.
Ministry of Labour and Employment
ARAB / RGPT
AREI / RGIE
Ministry of Economic Affairs
Administration of Quality and Safety
(former Mining Authority)
SCK licence Nr.: N.0024 (R.D. 1986/11/19)
Safety files SCK
Use of radio-elements
HADES licene Nr.: 1.777.51SVYL (1984/11/19)
R.D 1965/04/12 and 1972/04/04 (employment)
ARAB / RGPT
The owner has to appoint some one (responsible leader) to exercise supervision on the exploitation of the underground facilities (art. 18 - R.D. 1965/04/12).
Safety instructions for underground activities
Special instructions for activities by a third party
Instructions for the use of radioactive elements
For the dayly operation of the facilities, the responsible leader can delegate a part of the responsability to other people.
(These peoples are called green helmets)
Operation of the hoisting gear
Operation of the cage (elevator)
Responsible for a working team in the underground
Rent of the hoisting gear and the headframe of the first shaft.
Manpower to keep the installation operational
Legal inspections by AIB-Vinçotte and AVN
Legal inspections by own people
Maintenance of equipment
Level 1 : 991,57 €/day
Covers the winding installation and the operator
Level 2 : 1.760,04 €/day
Field activities without the use of the DAC system
Covers level 1, utilities, legal deputy for underground activities
Level 3 : 1.859,20 €/day
Field activities with the use of the DAC system
Covers level 2, the DAC system
Use of the drilling equipment : 1.748,29 €/day
In this cost the working team (1 A2 and 2 A3) and supervision is included
Charges for employees
A0 = 109,17 €/hour
A1 = 75,26 €/hour
A2 = 57,73 €/hour
A3 = 41,67 €/hour
Every user pays 1 OSB a month, unesteemed the use of the installations.
This cost must be seen as fixed participation in the operational cost.
Beside this it is foreseen to charge users for their active use of the installations.
Days of active use of the installations multiply by the OSB.
Use of the drilling equipment.
Use of other employees.
Ind. Veiligheid Medisch toezicht
Ergonomie Socio-psycho. asp.
Arbeidshygiëne Fysische Controle
(1), (2), (3) = dezelfde persoon = "Preventie Coördinator