Project Description

Local communities’ expectations and demands on monitoring and preservation of records, knowledge and memory (RK&M) of a deep geological repository

Project description

The study on “local communities’ expectations and demands on monitoring and the preservation of records, knowledge and memory of a deep geological repository” is part of the OECD/Nuclear Energy Agency Radioactive Waste Management Committee international project on “Preservation of Records, Knowledge and Memory across generations (RK&M)” 2011-2014 which aims to explore and develop guidance on regulatory, policy, managerial and technical aspects of long-term preservation of records, knowledge and memory of deep geological disposal facilities.

The report explores the role, needs and expectations of local communities regarding monitoring and records, knowledge and memory preservation of radioactive waste management facilities, in particular deep geological repositories. It was developed through both field (survey and interviews) and desk research. The report provides a first glance into how these emerging concepts are considered by local communities on the international level.

Colours of Danger (artwork of the Belgian artist Cécile Massart)

Colours of danger
From the series Laboratory © Cécile Massart

Details

Client: OECD/Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Radioactive Waste Management Committee (RWMC)

Duration: 2012-2013

More information: https://www.oecd-nea.org/rwm/docs/2013/rwm-r2013-4.pdf