Representatives from the FICHTNER Group approached the Nucleonica Team for discussions on an evaluation of the radiotoxicity of nuclear waste arising from fission and fusion power plants. FICHTNER is Germany’s largest engineering and consulting group based in Stuttgart but operating world-wide. They have over 1600 employess worldwide and a turnover of 179 milliom euros in 2008. The Nucleonica team are currently extending Nucleonica’s Decay Engine and webKORIGEN modules to perform decay calculations using external data files (generated for example by FISPACT) which can contain data on more than 1000 nuclides. Nucleonica’s Decay Engine was used previously (see reference below) in a European benchmarking study on the radiotoxicity of nuclear waste from fission reactors.
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