This phase of the NWMO’s work focused on the evaluation of specific long-term management approaches for nuclear fuel waste. Two significant reports were published.

The analytical framework presented in Discussion Document 1 were refined based on the dialogue that resulted from its release. Along with research findings, the framework was then applied to the proposed management approaches. This assessment of the management approaches was presented in Discussion Document 2. Once again, an intensive period of dialogue and discussion followed the release of the report to ensure that we have fully considered and addressed societal expectations.

In preparation for release of the Draft Study Report, our work focused on articulating the implementation plans, refining the assessment, and preparing recommendations. The Draft Study Report included our recommendations which were offered for public review and comment before the Final Study Report was prepared for submission to the Government of Canada.