The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has published a suite of scientific and technical reports which explain all of the safety factors that need to be considered when an application is to the nuclear regulators for permission to operate such a facility. The reports, collectively known as the Disposal System Safety Case (DSSC), cover a host of safety issues including:
- the waste to be disposed of and how it will need to be packaged;
- the safety of the transport to and within the disposal facility;
- the safety of operating such a complex facility and the safety to the environment during all of these phases and into the future long after the facility has been closed.