Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future
NWMO President Ken Nash appeared before the U.S. Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future on November 15, 2010.
Mr. Nash was invited by the Commission to provide a presentation and respond to questions about the NWMO and Canada's plan for the long-term management of used nuclear fuel.Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future Committee Meeting - November 2010
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is a not-for-profit organization tasked with the safe, long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel inside a deep geological repository, in a manner that protects people and the environment for generations to come.
Founded in 2002, the NWMO has been guided for more than 20 years by a dedicated team of world-class scientists, engineers and Indigenous Knowledge Holders that are developing innovative and collaborative solutions for nuclear waste management. Canada’s plan will only proceed in an area with informed and willing hosts, where the municipality, First Nation and Métis communities, and others in the area are working together to implement it. The NWMO plans to select a site in 2024, and two areas remain in our site selection process: the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation-Ignace area in northwestern Ontario and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation-South Bruce area in southern Ontario.