The Safety Case and Safety Assessment for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
Specific Safety Guide

IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSG-23

Subject Classification: 0611-Radioactive waste management

English STI/PUB/1553; (ISBN:978-92-0-128310-8); 120 pp.; 5 figures; € 39.00; Date Published: 2012

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This Safety Guide provides guidance and recommendations on meeting the safety requirements in respect of the safety case and supporting safety assessment for the disposal of radioactive waste. The safety case and supporting safety assessment provide the basis for demonstration of safety and for licensing of radioactive waste disposal facilities, and assist and guide decisions on siting, design and operations. The safety case is also the main basis on which dialogue with interested parties is conducted and on which confidence in the safety of the disposal facility is developed. This Safety Guide is relevant for operating organizations preparing the safety case as well as for the regulatory body responsible for developing the regulations and regulatory guidance that determine the basis and scope of the safety case.

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