Learn more about NEA’s IGSC or the Integration Group for the Safety Case.
IGSC is the main technical advisory body to the Radioactive Waste Management Committee (RWMC) on the deep geological disposal, particularly for long-lived and high-level radioactive waste. It was established in 2000 in recognition of the need to foster full integration of all aspects of the safety case.
The mission of the IGSC is to assist member countries to develop effective safety cases supported by a robust scientific-technical basis. In addition to the technical aspects in all developmental stages of repository implementation, the group also provides a platform for international dialogues between safety experts to address strategic and policy aspects of repository development.
To help accomplish its activities, the IGSC is supported by four subgroups carrying out tasks on specific topics. Three subgroups that focus on the feasibility of repositories in three different generic host rock types are: Clay Club, Salt Club and Crystalline Club. A fourth subgroup, the Expert Group on Operational Safety (EGOS), deals with the operational safety of geological repositories.