Draft Study Report: Choosing a Way Forward
“Choosing A Way Forward is the third major report that we have published over the course of our study. We made a commitment to share our thinking as it evolved and was shaped by our investigations and interaction with Canadians. The first documents articulated the issues, tested ideas and reported back on what we were hearing.
This report is of a different character. It is now time to reflect our synthesis of ideas from the two years of our engagement with citizens and specialists, and to propose a course of action.”
Elizabeth Dowdeswell, President
Extract from the Foreword to Choosing A Way Forward
From the beginning of its study, the NWMO has invited all interested individuals and organizations to be involved. Choosing A Way Forward presents, in draft for comment and review, the Adaptive Phased Management Approach for long-term used nuclear fuel management which the NWMO is proposing to recommend to the Government of Canada in November, 2005. The document also outlines how the proposal was developed and how the NWMO is meeting the requirements of the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act.
Through this document the NWMO again invites and welcomes the views and perspectives of Canadians. Is the Adaptive Phased Management Approach an appropriate approach for Canada? Does this approach best meet the values and objectives which Canadians have said are important through the study? What adjustments, if any, should be made before this recommendation is delivered to government? We look forward to hearing from you and invite submissions on or before August 31, 2005.