Regulating the Long-term Safety of Geological Disposal

Towards a Common Understanding of the Main Objectives and Bases of Safety Criteria

ISBN : 978-92-64-99031-9

Regulating the long-term safety of geological disposal of radioactive waste poses special challenges due to the very long timescales involved. This report has been prepared to help foster a common understanding of the fundamental safety objectives of deep geological repositories and the applicable criteria. It provides important guidance for the national programmes that are developing or refining regulations. A common understanding may also contribute to clearer communication and public understanding of regulatory criteria.