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Who we are

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is responsible for designing and implementing Canada's plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel.
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What is Canada's plan?

Canada’s plan involves containing and isolating all the country’s used nuclear fuel underground in a deep geological repository. It is supported by international scientific consensus and best practices for managing used nuclear fuel.

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NWMO Board member Ron Jamieson (right) honoured ahead of the signing of the Reconciliation Statement.


The NWMO is committed to continuing our Reconciliation journey. We know that working with Indigenous peoples, learning from Indigenous Knowledge, and applying learnings to our work are critical to successfully implementing the long-term management of used nuclear fuel. 
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Site selection

Since 2010, the NWMO has been engaged in a multi-year, community-driven process to identify a site that will safely contain and isolate Canada’s used nuclear fuel in a deep geological repository.
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