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10 Nov 2021
Conference Abstract |  | 10 Nov 2021

Transdisciplinary research on repository safety: challenges and opportunities

Klaus-Jürgen Röhlig, Marcel Ebeling, Anne Eckhardt, Peter Hocke, and Pius Krütli

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Cited articles

Klein, J. T.: The Transdisciplinary Moment(um), Integral Review, 9, 189–199, 2013. 
OECD/NEA: The Nature and Purpose of the Post-closure Safety Cases for Geological Repositories, NEA/RWM/R (2013)1, available at: (last access: 21 October 2021), 2013. 
Röhlig, K.-J. and Eckhardt, A.: Primat der Sicherheit. Ja, aber welche Sicherheit ist gemeint? GAIA 26/2, 103–105, 2017. 
Short summary
For specialists, the tool Safety Case (in the German site selection procedure: Sicherheitsuntersuchung) is an established instrument for supporting safety-relevant decisions in a stepwise disposal programme. Actors, affected individuals and interested persons have different notions and value judgements about it, though. In the TRANSENS project, it is planned to reveal these notions and judgements and, if possible, to derive conclusions about optimising the safety case concept.