Canada's plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel includes transporting it from current interim storage facilities to a deep geological repository, a system of naturally occurring and engineered barriers, to be centrally contained and isolated over the long-term.
The site for the single, preferred location has not yet been selected. However the NWMO is working to develop a socially acceptable Transportation Planning Framework that is informed by public input and dialogue.
Safety is at the core of Canada’s plan and is integrated into every aspect of the transportation system, ensuring the protection of people and the environment. The NWMO's transportation program also includes technical aspects to meet regulatory requirements, as well as public engagement activities to address people's priorities, questions and concerns.