The NWMO is working to develop a socially acceptable Transportation Planning Framework that is informed by public input and dialogue.
Transportation Planning Framework
The NWMO has been engaging with thousands of Canadians, Indigenous peoples and organizations to understand their perspectives, suggestions, questions and concerns regarding the transportation of Canada's used nuclear fuel. Through this dialogue, a socially acceptable framework for future transportation planning is emerging.
In 2020, the NWMO published "Moving forward together: An invitation to review a draft planning framework for the transportation of used nuclear fuel." The draft framework outlines what we heard and understand from the public about how to implement this phase of Canada’s plan, and includes planning objectives, issues to be addressed and factors the NWMO needs to consider.
In 2021, the NWMO published "What we heard about the draft transportation planning framework," a summary of the results from engagement on the draft transportation planning framework.
The public input received was incorporated into two planning documents that address the wide range of priorities, questions and concerns heard to date from Canadians and Indigenous peoples about the transportation of used nuclear fuel.
Preliminary Transportation Plan PDF | 985 KB
Indigenous Engagement Workshop Report: Draft Transportation Planning Framework | 8/18/2021
PDF | 705 KB
Public Engagement on Draft Transportation Planning Framework Social Research Reports | 8/18/2021
PDF | 11126 KB
Transportation themes 2014 to 2019: What we heard about transportation planning Social Research Reports | 12/18/2019
PDF | 143 KB
Transportation themes 2014 to 2018: What we heard about transportation planning Social Research Reports | 12/19/2018
PDF | 1354 KB
NWMO Public Attitude Research and Dialogue – Integrated Report Technical Reports | 10/1/2017
PDF | 758 KB
NWMO Public Attitude Research and Dialogue - Workshop Technical Report Technical Reports | 10/1/2017
PDF | 5467 KB
NWMO Public Attitude Research and Dialogue - Public Dialogue Technical Report Technical Reports | 10/1/2017
PDF | 2705 KB
Transportation Planning: Public Attitude Research Report Social Research Reports | 12/1/2018
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NWMO Public Attitude Research and Dialogue – Focus Group Technical Report Technical Reports | 10/1/2017
PDF | 1366 KB
Transportation Planning: Public Attitude Research Report Social Research Reports | 1/15/2020
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Transportation Planning: Indigenous Dialogue Social Research Reports | 2/12/2020
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Community-Based Transportation Working Group
The NWMO established the Community-Based Working Group to seek feedback from a broad range of individuals across Ontario, Québec and New Brunswick about how to implement the organization’s transportation planning framework. Feedback and advice will be sought in the following specific areas:
- Envisioning collaborative transportation planning; and
- Opportunities and challenges related to engagement and dialogue for the transportation program.
Future details and updates on the working group will be shared here.
Safety and Security
- A robust, tested and certified transportation package
- Requirements are met for safety and security
- A Transportation Security Plan is in place
- An Emergency Response Plan is in place
- Requirements are met to obtain a licence to transport
- Periodic reviews and audits are planned
Developing a Planning Framework
The plan will need to lay out:
- Clear objectives;
- Issues that will need to be addressed;
- Factors to consider in making decisions; and
- The means we will use to ensure the plan includes the best knowledge and experience, as well as the values and priorities of citizens.