Status Report (SKB Report)
Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB
Rolf Lidskog & Ann-Catrin Andersson
Building confidence in the long-term safety of deep geological disposal is a key issue for the nuclear waste management community. It involves nurturing confidence in long-term safety measures on the part not only of technical specialists and the scientific community, but also of political decision-makers and the general public.Typically,repository development proceeds in stages, and flexibility must be built into the development process at each stage so as to allow for both new and better understanding and the demands of society at large in terms of reviewing the process.
Confidence in long-term safety thus requires communication with a wide audience on a variety of issues involved in the stepwise implementation process.