The Integration Group for the Safety Case (IGSC) was established in 2000 by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Radioactive Waste Management Committee (RWMC) in recognition of the need for continued progress on the basis for developing, reviewing and updating safety cases for geological repositories. For two decades, the IGSC has taken a leading role in identifying, documenting and evaluating emerging issues and trends, and in establishing consensus on good practice in safety case development. The IGSC holds Safety Case Symposia on a regular basis in order to share its work, discuss emerging themes and trends in safety case development and identify areas for future work.
The IGSC Symposium 2018 was open to all who wished to attend but was particularly targeted at those interested in the work of the IGSC, including waste management organisations, regulators and the wider technical community involved or interested in safety case development for geological repositories. Particularly welcome were the nontechnical stakeholders who attended; their contributions to the session on the safety case and non-technical stakeholders were extremely valuable.