Quintessa has been awarded a contract under EuropeAid's PHARE programme to produce a preliminary safety analysis report (PSAR) for the Baita Bihor low-level radioactive waste repository in Romania. The Baita Bihor repository is located in the north-western part of the Carpathian Mountains in a disused uranium mine. It has been receiving institutional radioactive waste since 1985 and now contains approximately 1500 m3 of short and long-lived waste. The repository is owned and operated by the Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH), which is under the direction of the Ministry of Education and Research (MEC).
Quintessa is being supported by a team of sub-contractors including: the Subsidiary of Technology and Engineering for Nuclear Projects (SITON) (Romania); Mike Thorne and Associates Limited (UK); Geo Prospect S.R.L. (Romania); and IC Consultants Limited (UK). For more information, please contact Richard Little.