NUMO webinar on geological disposal technology:‘The NEA international peer review of NUMO’s Pre-siting SDM-based Safety Case and lessons learned from this’

May 24, 2023

NUMO published “The NUMO Pre-siting SDM-based Safety Case” in February 2021 and its English version PDF in November 2021. In order to assess the maturity of our Safety Case by comparison with international best practice, we initiated an external peer review by OECD/NEA in November 2021. The report compiling the review results was published on OECD/NEA’s website in January 2023.

The international peer review output includes valuable suggestions for improving the reliability of future Safety Cases. This webinar is planned to provide to the wider public an overview of the review results and NUMO’s responses to such suggestions.

  1. Time / Date
    15:30 - 17:30 (JST) on Thursday, 8th June, 2023
  2. Program
    15:30 Opening remarks
    15:35 NEA International peer review on The NUMO Pre-siting SDM-based Safety Case
    - Background and process
    Ms. Rebecca TADESSE, OECD/NEA
    - Overview of the review results
    Mr. Jussi HEINONEN, Chair of the International Review Team, STUK Finland
    16:45 NUMO’s responses and future perspectives
    Shunsuke KONDO, President of NUMO
    17:30 Closing remarks
  3. Format
    Online (Zoom Video Webinar)
  4. Organized by
    Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Japan (NUMO)
  5. Participants
    Anyone who is interested in geological disposal,
    200 persons (on a first-come-first-served basis)
  6. Language
    Japanese and English (Consecutive interpretation will be provided)
  7. Participation fee
  8. Application deadline
    13:00 (JST) on Tuesday, 6 June 2023
  9. How to apply
    Please sign up from the application form after reading and agreeing to the following notes and instructions. You cannot participate in the webinar if you have not signed up in advance (Pre-registration is mandatory).

< Notes >

Please set up your online participation tools (communication equipment and network) by yourself.
Each participant shall bear the data communication fee to participate in the webinar.
Please note that NUMO cannot deal with the participants’ unstable Internet connection or disturbed sound/video, if any.
Please do not record sound, video or screen image of the webinar and/or transmit them to the public.
The webinar may be cancelled, postponed or suspended due to circumstances.

Please enter your name, e-mail address (contact information) and organization (company, university, etc.) at sign-up (registration). (If you do not belong to any organization, please enter “Individual”.)
You will receive an e-mail to notify completion of your registration and the link to participate in the Zoom Video Webinar.
If you do not receive such e-mail, please check your junk mail folder.

(Privacy policy)
We will use your personal information only for administration of the webinar. We do not use it for any other purpose. We will not provide the information to outside of NUMO. All Personal information will be deleted immediately after the session.

(Access to the webinar)
You can access to the link of the webinar from 3:15PM (JST), 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar.
We will record the webinar and post the video on our website at a later date.

(Q&A session)
We will accept questions verbally, not by the chat function. Please click “Raise hand” button – We will allow you to ask questions in turn one by one. Please ask your question after we turned the audio ON for you to talk. You can ask questions in English as we offer consecutive interpretation for the Japanese participants.
Please ask questions concerning the content of the webinar. Due to time constraints, we appreciate it if you could talk in one minute.

Please read and agree to all of the notes and instructions above and sign up from the application form.

> Click here for sign-up


Science and Technology Department, NUMO