An updated framework will be released in 2021. Collaboratively, based on thousands of conversations, it will outline all the work completed to plan for the transportation of used nuclear fuel and will also be used to inform future planning decisions. The NWMO’s proposed approach includes additional milestones for developing a transportation plan with the involvement of a number of different people and groups.
This collaborative process extends from 2021 to the beginning of transportation in the 2040s and beyond.
Considering the transportation program will extend over several decades, our plans need to be flexible enough so that we can incorporate technical and scientific innovation, international best practice, and provide continuity throughout the project.
As an example of this, our transportation program must be able to respond to changes in the regulatory framework, or advancements in technology and infrastructure available.
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