Who we are
Canada's plan, also known as Adaptive Phased Management (APM), will safely contain and isolate used nuclear fuel inside a deep geological repository. The plan is based on years of public input, international scientific consensus, Indigenous Knowledge and best practices from around the world.
About the NWMO
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 used nuclear fuel 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. 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.
Transparent and accountable, the NWMO works in close co-operation with Canadians, Indigenous peoples, all levels of government, national and international regulators, industry, academia and a wide range of interest groups.