The present report describes progress within the second year of the EC-project “Humic Substances in Performance Assessment of Nuclear Waste Disposal: Actinide and Iodine Migration in the Far-Field”. Without being a formal requirement of the Commission or cofunding bodies, this report documents results in great technical detail. It is an open report and thus makes the detailed results available to a broad scientific community.
The report contains an executive summary written by the coordinator. More detailed results are given as individual contributions in the form of 23 annexes. Not all results are discussed or referred to in the executive summary report and thus readers with a deeper interest also need to consult the annexes.
The report also reflects the successful integration of a temporary contributor via a Marie-Curie Fellowship (MCFI-2001-01983) (Annex 23). Integration of this activity extends the scope of the project to a new potential source of humic substances in clay.