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Panel Remit

The remit of the Independent Review Panel will be in two phases.

   1.   Initially, it will assess whether the national geological screening guidance:
  • Is geologically and technically sound;
  • Can be applied using existing geological information; and
  • Provides a basis for assessing the prospects for developing a long-term safety case in a range of geological settings to accommodate the UK inventory of higher activity waste.
This assessment will be achieved through open discussion and engagement with the developer, the public and interested stakeholders.

    2.   A second phase of work will follow finalisation of the guidance, in relation to its application across England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in 2015/2016). The Independent Review Panel will assess whether the guidance has been applied accurately and consistently, and in a manner likely to engender public confidence.

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