Wilhelm BOLLINGERFEHR, Germany
Sylvie VOINIS, France|
|Member(s):||All NEA member countries|
Under the NEA Statute
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)|
|Date of creation:||01 June 2013|
|End of mandate:||31 December 2019|
Mandate (Document reference):
Mandate (Document extract):
Extract from document NEA/RWM/IGSC(2017)8/FINAL
The overall operational safety objectives in deep geological repositories (DGRs) for radioactive waste are similar to those in operating other nuclear facilities.
The applicability and transferability of classical nuclear safety and mining safety regulations to DGRs must be examined. Conflicting regulatory requirements must be identified and addressed.
The mandate of the EGOS is to identify, evaluate and help define international best practices in safe operation of DGRs. The scope of issues covers the pre-closure phase of DGRs, but the connection between operational safety and long-term safety should also be addressed. In particular, the EGOS will:
Share technical, regulatory, and stakeholder-related experience in operational safety and share know-how on the practical assessment of hazards, technical solutions for risk prevention and mitigation;
Identify potential hazards in DGRs, utilising experience gained from the operation of mines (both uranium and non-nuclear), nuclear facilities and relevant engineering projects from outside the nuclear industry;
Identify potential interactions between operational safety and long-term safety and share views on how to deal with this issue;
Enable the IGSC to foster in-depth exchanges with other international organisations and/or projects in the field of operational safety.