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EURAD Training Course on Safety Case Development and Review – registration ends soon

28th November 2022 to 2nd December 2022



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EURAD WP13, in cooperation with the NEA, IGD-TP and SITEX.Network, is holding the EURAD Training Course on Safety Case Development and Review.  This course will be held from November 28 until December 2, 2022 in Prague.

4 seats left and Deadline extended 18th November – be quick to reserve your place

Every national programme dealing with radioactive waste management is obliged to develop the safety case in relation to the radioactive waste facility and related licensing processes.  A safety case is generally understood as a collection of safety evidence and arguments demonstrating the safety of the facility and related management process throughout its lifetime.

The modern concept of the safety case was introduced in radioactive waste disposal in the 1990s by the NEA Expert Group on Integrated Performance Assessment (IPAG).  Afterwards, the concept has been further developed by the Integration Group for the Safety Case (IGSC) as well as by the IAEA and national RWM programmes. In the present, establishing a long-term safety case for geological disposal is a widely adopted practice by the radioactive waste management community, in particular WMOs, TSOs and regulatory authorities.

The wide spectrum of different stakeholders is engaged along RW facility life cycle, including public representatives/experts. In order to ensure the highest possible level of safety of RW facility and to avoid its harmful impact on environment also involvement of research entities is necessary in the process as they mostly ensure necessary R&D.

Even though that this training course is preferably dealing with deep geological disposal some commonalities can be found with other kind of disposal options as, e.g. near surface disposal facility. The training course aims at providing a good base also for programmes not intending to construct DGR but considering near surface disposal, as for SIMS, in particular to gather information on the approach and strategies to scenarios development and uncertainties management.

The registration deadline is November 10, 2022.  Further information is available at the dedicated website: www.ejp-eurad.eu/news/safety-case-development-and-review-training-november-2022