International Seminar on communication of the safety of geological disposal was held

International Seminar on communication of the safety of geological disposal was held

On June 2, 2016, NUMO held an international seminar on communication of the safety of geological disposal, inviting six experienced international experts in the field of deep geological disposal, with about 150 people of audience. The experts made short presentations on the roles of technical experts in the safety communication in each country or in the international technical community. In the panel discussion focusing both on the pre- and post-closure safety of geological disposal, opinions on how such scientific/technical issues should be communicated were exchanged. The seminar provided an overview of international practices and relevant valuable suggestions for the safety communication as lessons for Japan. The seminar programme is as follows:

Date: June 2, Thursday, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m. through 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Hall of AIJ Building (Kenchiku Kaikan), Tokyo

Programme:

1. Welcome remarks and explanation of current status of the Japanese program for geological disposal
Dr. Shunsuke Kondo, President, NUMO

2. Short presentations: national and international perspective on the roles of technical experts in the safety communication

"The Swedish perspective on the roles of technical experts in the safety communication" by Dr. Johan Andersson, Manager, Unit of Analysis, Division of Nuclear Fuel, SKB, Sweden

"Communication of the safety of geological disposal of radioactive waste" by Dr. Irina Gaus, Head of Research and Development, Nagra, Switzerland

"Communication of the safety of geological disposal of radioactive waste: Finnish experience" by Dr. Juhani Vira, Former Director of Posiva, Finland

"Communication of geological disposal of radioactive waste" by Ms. Sylvie Voinis, Deputy Director in Charge of Cigeo Project Nuclear Safety, Safety, Environment and Waste Management Strategy Division, ANDRA, France

"Technical communication in support of post-closure safety: US examples" by Dr. Erik Webb, Senior Manager, Geoscience Research and Applications, Sandia National Laboratories, U.S.

"Communication of safety: international perspective" by Dr. Ian McKinley, Partner, MCM Consulting

3. Panel discussion

Moderator:

Dr. Ian McKinley

Panelists:

Dr. Johan Andersson
Dr. Irina Gaus
Dr. Juhani Vira
Ms. Sylvie Voinis
Dr. Erik Webb
Dr. Shunsuke Kondo

Coordinator:

Ms. Reiko Nunome, NUMO

The presentation material is available for download here.

The details of the seminar including the video are posted on Japanese pages (Japanese only).