This suite of documents is designated as a ‘generic’ safety case: it is not site-specific as no site has yet been chosen for a geological disposal facility (GDF). It sets out how a GDF can be designed, constructed and operated safely, in compliance with regulatory guidance, in a range of geological environments. This safety case underpins a process for packaging waste ready for disposal in such a facility.
This latest update brings together:
a revised inventory for disposal
findings from a comprehensive, ongoing research programme
learning from facilities around the world.
This collection of documents is structured in the following way:
The overview provides a guide to the suite of safety case documents
There are three main safety case reports on transport, operational and environmental safety
There are a series of individual assessments for the different safety case reports. These are split into:
transport safety assessment
operational safety assessment
environmental safety assessment
environmental and sustainability assessments
There is a detailed specification for the disposal system
The design of the transport system and the disposal facility are described
Further information is provided in the associated knowledge base including specific research status reports
RWM welcomes the advice and scrutiny provided by the regulators. The reports will help us ensure we have a good understanding of the regulatory requirements necessary to enable environmental permitting and the granting of a nuclear site licence for geological disposal activities. RWM continues to engage with the regulators on how we address their recommendations in our work programme.
This document provides a guide to the suite of safety case publications