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.


Fundamental Concepts and Evolution of International Guidance

Nuclear Energy Agency

International guidance plays an important role in the development of radioactive waste management and disposal, serving as a basis for national regulation development and as an element for stakeholder confidence. Clarity and transparency are important attributes of regulations, for they ensure some level of international consistency on fundamental safety and radiological protection objectives and issues, as addressed in previous work of the NEA Radioactive Waste Management Regulators´ Forum (RWMC-RF).


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