NEA Mandates and Structures


Expert Group on Operational Safety (EGOS)

Chair(s): Wilhelm BOLLINGERFEHR, Germany
Secretary:  Ichiro OTSUKA
(ichiro.otsuka@oecd-nea.org)
Vice-Chair(s): Sylvie VOINIS, France
Member(s):All NEA member countries
Full participant(s): European Commission
Under the NEA Statute
Observer(s)(International Organisation): International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
By agreement
Date of creation:01 June 2013
End of mandate:31 December 2019

Mandate (Document reference):

Mandate (Document extract):

Extract from document NEA/RWM/IGSC(2017)8/FINAL

The overall operational safety objectives in deep geological repositories (DGRs) for radioactive waste are similar to those in operating other nuclear facilities.

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The applicability and transferability of classical nuclear safety and mining safety regulations to DGRs must be examined. Conflicting regulatory requirements must be identified and addressed.

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The mandate of the EGOS is to identify, evaluate and help define international best practices in safe operation of DGRs. The scope of issues covers the pre-closure phase of DGRs, but the connection between operational safety and long-term safety should also be addressed. In particular, the EGOS will: