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
Summary record extracted from NEA/RWM/IGSC(2009)2/REV concerning balancing operational and long-term safety considerations.
29 October 2008
This report of the NEA Working Group on Approaches and Methods for Integrating Geological Information in the Safety Case (AMIGO) summarizes the responses from 17 AMIGO participants, including both im...
23 July 2008
Summary record extracted from NEA/RWM/IGSC(2008)1 concerning the proposed programme of work for the IGSC.
25 October 2007
The long-term safety of deep disposal of radioactive waste will be strongly dependent on the performance of the geological setting. The geology fulfils important safety functions including isolating ...
22 June 2007
The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) hosted an international symposium on “Safety Cases for the Deep Disposal of Radioactive Waste: Where Do We Stand?” in January 2007. The NEA has spearheaded import...
12 April 2007