NWMO Attends CNA2018 in Ottawa to Highlight Canada’s Plan

Image shows CNA2018 conference visitors gathered at the NWMO booth.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is in Ottawa from February 21 to 23 at CNA2018 for the annual Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) industry conference. 

The NWMO is implementing Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel. The plan requires used fuel to be safely contained and isolated in a deep geological repository, consistent with international best practice. 

Visitors who drop by the NWMO’s booth located on the second level at Westin Hotel can learn about recent progress made in site selection for a deep geological repository, including narrowing our focus and study to five areas, our first-ever borehole drilled to examine core samples, and working to implement the ideals of our first-in-North America Indigenous Knowledge policy. 

Bob Watts, the NWMO’s Vice President, Indigenous Relations, will be part of the “Next Generation: Diversity” panel on Thursday, February 22. The NWMO is committed to interweaving Indigenous Knowledge into the site selection process. 

Those attending CNA2018 in the nation’s capital are encouraged to visit the NWMO’s booth and learn more about Canada’s plan and its ongoing developments.