H2020 project: FASTNET

Name of the Project: FAST Nuclear Emergency Tools for the reliable prediction of severe accident progression and anticipation of the source term of a nuclear accident


Project coordinator: IRSN (Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire), France

Horizon2020 call: H2020-EE-2014-2-RIA (NFRP-02-2014), Nugenia labelled (T2), “Tool for the fast and reliable prediction of severe accident progression and anticipation of the source term of a nuclear accident”

Duration of the Project: from 01.10.2015 up to 01.10.2019

Partnership and role of ABmerit in the Project: Team members of ABmerit have excellent knowledge of many aspects of nuclear and radiological emergency preparedness, analyses of reactor core inventories, Monte Carlo modelling of radiation fields and implementation of atmospherical dispersion model. ABmerit is contributing to the work packages concerning Scenario Database, Emergency Response and Emergency Exercises.

Project web page with more information: www.fastnet-h2020.eu/


Objectives of the Project:

  • to set-up a severe accident scenarios database
  • to qualify a common graduated response methodology that integrates several tools and methods to evaluate the source term, to ensure both diagnosis and prognosis of severe accident progressio and to make the connection between the FASTNET tools and others systems that use source term definition for further assessments (the International Radiological Information Exchange (IRIX) format will be used for data exchange between FASTNET tools and these systems used for consequence evaluations) in order to implement in any emergency Centres the proposed solution for the management of emergency in all the operating nuclear power plant concepts (Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR) of Gen II and III; Boiling Water Reactors (BWR) of Gen II; VVER 440 and 1000; CANDU) and a concept of spent fuel pool facilities in Europe
  • to propose through the project website an action of communication to the public of the emergency management approaches, measures and resources in Europe