ICGR 2012

October 1, 2012

Toronto, Ont.

The fourth International Conference on Geological Repositories (ICGR) took place from September 30 to October 3, 2012, in Toronto, Canada. This conference brought together senior-level decision-makers from countries advancing programmes for the safe, long-term management of long-lived high-level radioactive waste in deep geological repositories.

The conference, entitled National Commitment – Local and Regional Involvement, provided a forum for discussion to explore how various stakeholders are managing the implementation of repository programmes in their countries. International and national perspectives were shared, as well as the experiences of local community hosts. In order to provide access to those interested but unable to attend, the conference webcast was recorded and is now available as an archive for viewing and reference until October 2013.
About the NWMO

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is a not-for-profit organization tasked with the safe, long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel inside a deep geological repository, in a manner that protects people and the environment for generations to come.

Founded in 2002, the NWMO has been guided for more than 20 years by a dedicated team of world-class scientists, engineers and Indigenous Knowledge Holders that are developing innovative and collaborative solutions for nuclear waste management. Canada’s plan will only proceed in an area with informed and willing hosts, where the municipality, First Nation and Métis communities, and others in the area are working together to implement it. The NWMO plans to select a site in 2024, and two areas remain in our site selection process: the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation-Ignace area in northwestern Ontario and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation-South Bruce area in southern Ontario.

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