Fourth Plenary Meeting of the International Project on Demonstration of the Operational and Long-Term Safety of Geological Disposal Facilities for Radioactive Waste (GEOSAF Part III)
11th October 2021 to 15th October 2021
Virtually via Cisco WebEx
The Fourth Plenary Meeting of the International Project on Demonstration of the Operational and Long-Term Safety of Geological Disposal Facilities for Radioactive Waste (GEOSAF Part III) will be hosted by the IAEA in October 2021. The purpose of the event is to discuss the results of the project, as well as ongoing international and national activities, and to identify issues to be addressed in future projects and develop draft Terms of Reference for such projects.
Participation forms must be sent by 10 September 2021.
The third part of GEOSAF project (GEOSAF III) started in May 2017 and is focusing on demonstration of the safety during both the operational and post-closure periods for geological disposal facilities for radioactive waste. The purpose of the event is to discuss the results of the GEOSAF III project, to examine the final draft reports “Managing Integration of Pre-closure activities and post-closure safety in the Safety Case for Geological Disposal” and “Operational Safety for Geological Disposal”, and also to discuss the issues to be addressed in future activities related to safety of geological disposal of radioactive waste.
The specific objectives of the meeting are:
- To deliver and discuss the presentations on draft reports with findings from GEOSAF III project. The presentation of draft report “Managing Integration of Pre-closure activities and post-closure safety in the Safety Case for Geological Disposal” is expected to be based on the national programmes for geological disposal and specifically existing safety cases in comparison to the concept of Design Target, Safety Envelope, As Built State. The presentation on draft report “Operational Safety for Geological Disposal” is expected to be mainly focused on specific aspects for which less provisions could be found in the IAEA safety publications (e.g. internal operation factors, basic considerations);
- To discuss an overview based on written comments on the draft reports from the participants to reports;
- To discuss potential improvements and contribute to the development of improved versions of the final draft project reports,
- To agree on principle revisions to the documents, develop a work plan in order to finalize and prepare two final draft reports for publication.
Further information on the audience, registration and presentations is available in the information sheet.