Public Invited to Comment on Five-Year Strategic Plan

An employee of the NWMO looks at the annual update of the document, Implementing Adaptive Phased Management.

September 28, 2017

Toronto, Ont.

By the NWMO

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An employee of the NWMO looks at the annual update of the document, Implementing Adaptive Phased Management.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has released Implementing Adaptive Phased Management 2018 to 2022 – DRAFT FOR PUBLIC REVIEW, which outlines our five-year strategic plan. 

This document lays out a work plan for the next five years that will ensure the long-term safety of both people and the environment as we move closer to identifying a single, preferred location for a deep geological repository. 

The Draft for Public Review invites public comments through November 30, 2017. Once the review period is complete, we will revise the plan to reflect comments received. We will report on our progress next year in the Annual Report we published in March 2019.

“As our work has become more focused, so too has this year’s planning document. This evolution of our plans and the way we present them will continue over the coming years,” said Lisa Frizzell, VP Stakeholder Relations with the NWMO. “We hope people find the plan easy to review and comment on.” 

The Implementation Plan is regularly assessed, strengthened and redirected in the face of new information, direction and guidance from communities, advances in science and technology, insight from Indigenous Knowledge, changes in societal values, and evolving public policy.

Implementing Adaptive Phased Management 2018 to 2022 – Draft for Public Review
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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The NWMO is a not-for profit organization established in 2002 by Canada's nuclear electricity producers in accordance with the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act (NFWA).

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