25-27 January 2012
A key challenge over the next 5 -10 years will be the licensing of the construction and operation of first deep geological repositories (DGRs) for High Level Waste (HLW) and Spent Fuel (SF). This will imply important changes in the waste management organisations as the work on disposal will shift from being mainly research, development and demonstration (RD&D) to being industrially oriented. This could also imply additional developments for regulatory authorities. New issues include operational safety and reliability, increased demands on human resources, quality assurance activities, requirements management system and effective project management for construction (incl. procurement activities) with due consideration of long-term safety imperatives. Although many waste management organisations have experienced similar transitions in the case of Low Level Waste (LLW), the change will be more substantial when it comes to geological disposal and to higher activity waste.
The workshop will offer the opportunity to discuss the emerging issues for construction and operation of a DGR – from both a regulator and implementer viewpoint.
The main topics are:
The main objectives are to:
Regulators, implementers and decision makers.
Please feel free to circulate this programme widely.
Georg Arens, Chair (RWMC-RF)
Klaus-Jürgen Röhlig, Co-Chair (RWMC-IGSC)
Intention is to document the workshop. Its proceedings will include:
The proceedings will be published as an NEA general distribution document.
Last reviewed: 23 November 2011