Since 2009, the NWMO has provided technical expertise in support of Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) efforts to obtain regulatory approvals for a proposed Deep Geologic Repository (DGR).
OPG is the owner, licensee and operator of the proposed DGR. If approved, it will be constructed at the Bruce nuclear site in the Municipality of Kincardine and is designed to accommodate low and intermediate level radioactive waste. The site will not accommodate used nuclear fuel.
The NWMO's work on behalf of OPG recognizes our unique technical expertise in repositories. It is separate from our mandate to implement Adaptive Phased Management (APM), Canada's plan for the long-term management of used nuclear fuel. The work with OPG will further enhance our organizational capacity and our ability to implement APM.