Radioactive Waste Management
Integration Group for the Safety Case (IGSC)

Design and Implementation

Design and Implementation activities of the Integration Group for the Safety Case (IGSC) focus on “how to achieve safety in practice?”

Engineered Barrier System

The IGSC's work on engineered barrier systems has centered on a series of workshops intended to improve the understanding of how to successfully design, construct, model and assess the performance of engineered barrier systems for the disposal of long-lived, high-level radioactive waste. A workshop on the Engineered Barrier System in the Context of the Entire Safety Case was held in 2002, based on a state-of-the-art report. The first EBS workshop on design requirements and constraints took place in Turku, Finland, in 2003. The second EBS workshop on process issues took place in Las Vegas, USA in September 2004. The third EBS workshop on Integration of EBS in a Safety Case: The Role of Modelling took place in La Coruna, Spain in 2005. A fourth EBS workshop on design confirmation and demonstration was held in Tokyo, Japan on 13-15 September 2006.

Publications and Reports


Last reviewed: 26 June 2013