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Developing Disposal System Safety Case (DSSC)
A Disposal System Safety Case (DSSC) considers the safety of radioactive waste transport to a geological disposal facily (GDF) as well as the construction and operation of the facility and the safety of the facility in the very long term after it has been sealed and closed.
The safety case for a geological disposal facility is currently at an early state of development, as we do not have a site and no design for the facility has been chosen. We have therefore described this Disposal System Safety Case as "generic" as it covers a range of possible disposal environments and facility designs.
The suite of documents we have produced to make up the generic Disposal System Safety Case show how we can have confidence in the safety of a geological disposal facility, based on our knowledge of the scientific and engineering principles that underpin geological disposal and the existing experience of managing radioactive wastes both in the UK and abroad.
List of generic Disposal System Safety Case (DSSC) documents
- An overview of the generic Disposal System Safety Case
- Generic Transport Safety Case
- Generic Operational Safety Case
- Safety case production and management
- Volume 1: Construction and non-radiological safety assessment
- Volume 2: Normal operations operator dose assessment
- Volume 3: Accident safety assessment
- Volume 4: Criticality safety assessment
- Generic Environmental Safety Case
Research status reports
Other supporting reports
- Generic Disposal system functional specification
- Generic Disposal system technical specification
- Derived Inventory
- Radioactive wastes and assessment of the disposability of waste packages
- Summary of generic designs
- Generic disposal facility designs
- Generic transport system designs
- External peer review reports