Canada's plan for the long-term management of used nuclear fuel involves its containment and isolation at a repository site. Facilities associated with the project will include:

  • A Centre of Expertise that will support the multi-year testing of the site. It will include public viewing galleries to showcase both the technology, science and engagement efforts that have gone into the implementation of Adaptive Phased Management.
  • A deep geological repository to contain and isolate Canada's used fuel over the long term.
  • Surface facilities will include security, quality control laboratories, sealing materials production plants and all the other functions required to support the safe receipt and storage of used fuel bundles. These facilities will also support the repackaging and transfer of used fuel bundles to the underground repository.