Internationale Rückbautechniken und Managementmethoden für kerntechnische Anlagen – Eine wissenschaftliche Analyse des internationalen Standes der Technik (IRMKA)

Initial situation

  • The decommissioning of nuclear facilities became a topic after the Federal Republic of Germany withdrew from nuclear energy; befor that, it was only a peripheral area. For this reason, there is no possibility worldwide to complete a special university course in this subject.
  • In the next few years, irrespective of the nuclear phase-out, enormous demands will be placed on the dismantling of nucleare facilities. A sufficient number of excellently trained engineers for dismantling will be absolutely essential for the economy, but also in particular for the protection of the environment.
  • In order to meet this growing demand, engineers must be specifically trained to deal with the problems described.
  • The research project IRMKA is supported and financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Work packages


Development of the state of the art of the main topics


Analysis: Deconstruction in the Federal Republic of Germany


Analysis: Deconstruction worldwide


Analysis of current research & development results


Determination of future research & development needs