As more high-level waste (HLW) disposal projects move towards implementation and some low- and intermediate-level waste (L&ILW) disposal projects come into operation, achieving and demonstrating operational safety of geological disposal facilities becomes essential. The Expert Group on Operational Safety (EGOS) aims to identify, evaluate and help define international best practice in operating geological repositories for radioactive waste safely. The EGOS will:
The mode of operation is as follows:
Contact: Takune KURATA
The Crystalline Club (CRC) is composed of technical experts with experience in evaluating or reviewing the understanding of crystalline rock as host rocks for deep geologic disposal projects. CRC members represent waste management agencies, regulatory authorities, academic institutions, and research and development institutions.
The Integration Group for the Safety Case (IGSC) provides advice to the Radioactive Waste Management Committee (RWMC) on major and emerging issues to facilitate the development of waste management strategies at national and international levels and to enable the management of radioactive waste and materials to benefit from the progress of scientific and technical knowledge.
The Clay Club promotes the exchange of information, shared approaches and methods to develop and document an understanding of clay media as a host rock for a repository.