Learning About Used Nuclear Fuel at the Teeswater Fair
Learning about used nuclear fuel was definitely a family affair with these visitors to the NWMO’s booth at the Teeswater Fair. The NWMO’s Cherie Leslie shows the family what a nuclear fuel bundle looks like, and discusses the nature of used nuclear fuel and Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel bundles.
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.