Towards Transparent, Proportionate and Deliverable Regulation for Geological Disposal

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These workshop proceedings highlight the significant amount of work accomplished over the past decade in delivering transparent, proportionate regulation for geological disposal, and identify important differences between national regulations even if these are not in contradiction with international guidance. They also underline the importance of R&D carried out on behalf of the regulator. In addition to the contributed papers, these proceedings trace the numerous discussions that formed an integral part of the workshop. They constitute an important and unique documentary basis for researchers and radioactive waste management specialists. Themes addressed include duties to future generations, timescales for regulation, stepwise decision making, roles of optimisation and best available techniques (BAT), multiple lines of reasoning, safety and performance indicators, recognition of uncertainties and the importance of stakeholder interactions.



Nuclear Energy Agency

The Regulators’ Forum (RF) of the NEA Radioactive Waste Management Committee (RWMC) is a well-established forum of high-level regulators for radioactive waste management and the decommissioning of nuclear facilities. The RF was established in 1998 and current representation brings together regulatory bodies from 17 OECD countries. The forum provides its members with an opportunity to openly discuss and learn about national experience and good practice in regulation with a view to refining the regulatory systems in this field. Through its workshops, the forum also provides an opportunity for effective interaction and dialogue between regulators, implementers, R&D specialists, policy makers and social scientists to the benefit of all.


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