The country briefs below provide a headline overview of anticipated geological disposal and related activity across the world in 2019. From a socio-political perspective, it could be a very interesting year for geological disposal. The country summaries are not ‘technical’, but place national geological disposal programmes within the context of wider political and social discourse. The nuclear sector has long-accepted that the barriers to progressing geological disposal are political and social rather than technical, and these summaries are designed to help foster evolving thought on these issues. A review of media output from around the world highlights a coherent global geological disposal narrative, with key common socio-political themes threading their way through geological disposal programmes.
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