Opening up your plans to independent international expert review and assessment has become a cornerstone of geological disposal programmes around the world. It provides reassurance nationally and internationally that: common safety standards are being adhered to in every country; the latest global scientific knowledge and understanding is being applied; every national geological disposal programme is benefitting from lessons learned by other programmes. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have recently published an international peer review of South Korea’s geological disposal programme. South Korea is still developing its policy on how to find a site, and is going through a process of public engagement and consultation to determine an appropriate consent-based approach. No site has yet been identified in Korea. However, the Koreans have been conducting significant research into “pyro-processing” of spent fuel.
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