European Pilot Study on the Regulatory Review of the Safety Case for Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

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A number of countries within Europe are developing or giving consideration to the development of geological disposal facilities for the disposal of high level radioactive waste. The safety authorities in these countries are interested in exploring how far it is possible to achieve a mutually consistent approach to the demonstration of safety of such facilities and the regulatory review of documentation providing such demonstration.

As such and with technical support organisations and international bodies they have initiated a Pilot Study on how the important elements of the safety case should be presented for regulatory review and approval. The study is thus focused on regulatory expectations for the different milestones of repository projects and corresponding safety cases.