The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) recently welcomed its Ukrainian counterpart, State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management, to Ontario to learn more about Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management for used nuclear fuel.
The delegation from Ukraine visited both the NWMO's Toronto corporate office and Oakville proof test facility in late November. They received an overview of the NWMO’s site selection process and technical program, information that will be helpful as Ukraine takes the next steps in the continued long-term management of its own radioactive waste.
“We are interested in sharing insights and information with our Canadian counterparts and learning more about the NWMO’s project,” says Vitalii Petruk, leader of the Ukrainian delegation.
The visit demonstrates the Canadian organization’s commitment to co-operate with other organizations and share its leading practices for safely managing used nuclear fuel.
“We are happy to share our homegrown Canadian research and innovation, which is in demand around the world,” said Dr. Mahrez Ben Belfadhel, vice-president of site selection for the NWMO, one of the hosts of the delegation.
The NWMO has co-operation agreements in place with international counterparts in Japan, France, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, the U.K., and South Korea.