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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's European Atomic Energy Community's (Euratom) Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 under grant agreement no 323273, the DOPAS project.

Euroclay 2015 - the quadrennial meeting of the European Clay Groups Association (ECGA) jointly with the annual meeting of The Clay Minerals Society (CMS) did receive information about DOPAS Experiment EPSP in July 2015

Lucoex conference and workshop was organised in beginning of June in Oskarsham, Sweden. DOPAS project were well represented there with three oral presentation related to the Requirements-based Design in Support of Full-scale Tests of Plugs and Seals by Matt White, GSL  and Full-scale test of a Dome plug tunnel seal at Äspö HRL - Design, installation and results by Pär Grahm, SKB and Technical feasibility of the Cigéo Project seals by Régis Foin, Andra. Two separate posterspresented DOPAS as well, one with general information about DOPAS by Johanna Hansen, Posiva and one with  Sealing of a former salt mine – investigating viscous behavior of salt concrete in the context of the DOPAS project by Thorsten Hörbrand, GRS. In addition DOPAS coordinator Johanna Hansen was a member in panel discussion among lucoex expert group members.

Lucoex Conference homepage



The ICONE 2015 23rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NUCLEAR ENGINEERING was arranged in  Chiba, Japan in May 2015. DOPAS and EPSP Experiment was presented there.

Clay Conference in Brussels in March 2015 has received around 5 abstracts related to the DOPAS Project. The more detailed prorgamme will be available in the end of the year 2014.

Clay conference 2015



The STFC’s Global Challenges Network, GeoRepNet (Geological Repository Network) and RATE (Radioactivity and the Environment, NERC) program will combine forces for a joint meeting on Geological Repositories in October 2014. DOPAS project is also represenrted  by VTT in a presentation related to the Reflections on the use of monitoring technologies in geological nuclear waste repositories.


 DAEF Key topics in deep geological disposal conference was organised in Köln September 2014. GRS did present DOPAS related activities in oral presentation.

DAEF Conference key aspects in deep geological disposal in Köln 2014


The DOPAS project has proposed 3 abstracts for IGD-TP Geodisposal Conference to be held in June in Manchester. Design basis and criteria development, DOMPLU and POPLU Experiments and Instrumentation for POPLU Experiment are topics for abstracts.Two oral presentations and one poster did represent DOPAS project.


IGD-TP Geodisposal 2014 Manchester

FSS Experiment and casting the SCC wall has been presented in Nuwcem in June 2014, Avignon


NUWCEM 2014 International Conference for cement based materials for Nuclear Waste

 POPLU concrete development was presented in Concrete Innovation Conference 2014 - CIC 2014 in Oslo with oral presentation heading "Low-pH concrete developed for tunnel end plugs used in nuclear waste containment"

Concrete Innovation Conference in Oslo 2014


POPLU was presented in  23rd Conference "Rheology of Building Materials", University of Technology Regensburg, Germany, March, 12-13, 2014, by Tapio Vehman, VTT.
Link to the conference and to the presentation can be found in

The DOPAS project and the POPLU and DOMPLU Experiments will be presented in WMSYM in Phoenix, Arizona, during week 10.

Waste management symposia

“A General Overview of DOPAS Project and First Year Achievements for Full-scale Demonstration of Plugs and Seals” has been accepted as an oral presentation in PEBS final conference in Hannover in February 2014.

DOPAS project in oral presentation and POPLU, DOMPLU, FSS and EPSP experiment posters has been presented in Euradwaste 2013 conference in Vilnus October 2013.

FSS Experiment was presented in WMSYM 2013 Conference in Phoenix, USA in February 2013


DOPAS project and FSS experiment has been presented in Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement conference in Montpellier October 2012.