Public acceptance as a driver for repository design

8th October 2018

In readiness for the official launch of the UK GDF siting process, we look to other countries who are also implementing geological disposal using a volunteer approach.  This recent paper ‘Public Acceptance as a Driver for Repository Design’, authored by MCM Founding Partner Ian McKinley and co-workers, once again demonstrates how important design decisions can be influenced by stakeholder requirements.  it will be interesting to follow if UK stakeholders voice similar views to Japan on requirements for reversibility and retrievability and how this influences early conceptual design choices.