About us

Our Vision is for industrialisation of radioactive waste disposal in Europe by 2040, via three pillars: (1) safe operation of the first geological disposal facilities in Europe; (2) optimisation and industrialisation of the planning, construction and disposal operations; and (3) development of tailored solutions for disposal of the diverse waste inventories in Europe.

Our commitment is to:

  • build confidence in the safety of geological disposal solutions among European citizens and decision-makers;
  • encourage the establishment of waste management programmes that integrate geological disposal as the accepted option for the safe long-term management of long-lived and/or high-level waste;
  • facilitate access to expertise and technology and maintain competences in the field of geological disposal for the benefit of European Member States.

The Executive Group organises the IGD-TP, supported by the Secretariat.  Specific tasks and activities are undertaken by Working Groups.  Other parties, such as regulators and technical safety organisations may also be involved in our activities from time to time.  Specific responsibilities are set out in the IGD-TP Terms of Reference.