This document defines and discusses the purpose and general contents of post-closure safety cases for geological repositories for long-lived radioactive waste. Its aim is to provide a useful point of...
13 February 2013
An important activity of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) in the field of radioactive waste management is the organisation of independent, international peer reviews of national studies and proje...
8 October 2012
Safety assessment is an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on the scientific understanding and performance assessment of safety functions as well as the hazards associated with a geological disp...
18 September 2012
The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) has an acknowledged role in organising independent, international peer reviews of national programmes and studies in the field of radioactive waste management. The NEA...
14 September 2012
Sweden is at the forefront among countries developing plans for a deep geological repository of highly radioactive waste. There is no such repository in operation yet worldwide, but Sweden, Finland a...
5 July 2012
The main purpose of this status report is to increase awareness and understanding of the potential applications of indicators in the safety case, and provide support for further development in the ar...
3 July 2012
A major activity of the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) in the field of radioactive waste management is the organization of independent, international peer reviews of national studies and projects. The N...
12 June 2012
A central safety function of radioactive waste disposal repositories is the prevention or sufficient retardation of radionuclide migration to the biosphere. Performance assessment exercises in variou...
4 May 2012
At the request of the Belgian Federal government, the OECD-NEA International Review Team (IRT) is reviewing the safety case of the ONDRAF/NIRAS' surface disposal facility for low and intermediate lev...
13 March 2012
This report presents the proceedings of a workshop on the roles, evolution and interactions of cementitious materials in geological disposal facilities for radioactive waste. The workshop was organis...
2 March 2012
Summary record extracted from NEA/RWM/IGSC(2011)2 concerning the topical session on gas migration.
19 October 2011
At the request of the Swedish government, the OECD-NEA International Review Team (IRT) is examining the application by SKB for a construction license of a spent fuel repository in Sweden. Questionnai...
26 July 2011
Over the past two decades the NEA, on behalf of requesting countries, has regularly organised international peer reviews of national safety reports in the field of geological disposal of radioactive ...
26 April 2011
Summary record extracted from NEA/RWM/IGSC(2010)8 concerning the topical session on optimisation.
20 October 2010
À toutes les phases du cycle du combustible nucléaire, mais aussi lorsque l’on utilise des substances radioactives dans l’industrie, la recherche et en médecine, on produit des déchets radioactifs. L...
24 September 2010
Radioactive waste is associated with all phases of the nuclear fuel cycle as well as the use of radioactive materials in medicine, research and industry. For the most hazardous and long-lived waste, ...
24 September 2010
Summary record extracted from NEA/RWM/IGSC(2009)7 concerning the topical session devoted to organisational issues.
22 October 2009
This brochure describes the IGSC’s mission, membership and operation, current issues and work programme, and publications.
1 September 2009
A “safety case” is the synthesis of evidence, analyses and arguments that quantify and substantiate a claim that a geological repository for radioactive waste will be safe after closure and beyond th...
5 May 2009
A key challenge in the development of safety cases for the deep geological disposal of radioactive waste is handling the long time frame over which the radioactive waste remains hazardous. The intrin...
13 March 2009