Dialogue reports

In November 2002, Parliament passed the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act (NFWA). It required the major owners of used nuclear fuel in Canada to establish the NWMO. The initial phase of our mandate was to study approaches for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel, and to recommend a preferred approach to the Government of Canada. The historical information about one part of that process is preserved here in line with our commitment to transparency.


    The NWMO has completed a number of dialogue activities in order to ensure that the study of nuclear waste management approaches reflects the values, concerns and expectations of Canadians at each step along the way. Learn what Canadians are saying by viewing the reports of these dialogue activities.

    10. Workshops and roundtables

    11. Indigenous dialogues

    12. Public attitude research

    13. National dialogue on values

    14. E-Dialogues

    15. Public information and discussion sessions

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    After a comprehensive three-year study, engaging specialists and citizens from all walks of life, the NWMO recommended Adaptive Phased Management for the long-term care of Canada’s used nuclear fuel.

    All the specialists and dialogue reports and the analysis supporting the NWMO recommendation are available here for review.

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    The Study

    International panel

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    The Study

    Round Table on Ethics