The NEA Integration Group for the Safety Case (IGSC) has been organising a series of symposia focusing on the development of a competent and robust safety case since 2007, in co‑operation with other international organisations.
The symposium focuses on the technical aspects of the safety case for the post‑closure phase of Deep Geological Repositories. The interplay of technical feasibility, engineering design issues, operational and post‑closure safety and non‑technical challenges such as safety case communication were explored.
The main objective of this symposium is to share practical experiences on preparing, developing, documenting and reviewing a safety case from both the implementers' and reviewers' perspectives. Others include:
IGSC Symposium 2018
"Current Understanding and Future Direction for the Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste"
10-11 October 2018, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Hosted by COVRA, Co-organised by EC and IAEA
Sponsored by CNSC, BGE-Technology, Nagra, NUMO, Quintessa, RWM and VTT
IGSC Symposium 2013
"2013 State of the Art"
7-9 October 2013, Paris, France
IGSC Symposium 2007
"Safety Cases for the Deep Disposal of Radioactive Waste: Where Do We Stand?"
23-25 January 2007, Paris, France
Contact: Tomohiro HIGASHIHARA
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.