Canada's plan

Implementing Adaptive Phased Management 2013 to 2017

March 1, 2013

Toronto, Ont.


The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has released Implementing Adaptive Phased Management 2013 to 2017, our annually updated strategic plan. It describes our five-year work program, presenting highlights in seven key areas.

Activities are outlined in each area to support continued progress. The plan is regularly assessed, strengthened and redirected as appropriate in the face of new information, advances in technology and science, evolving public policy and comments we receive through our engagement initiatives. We report our progress in our Annual Report, which is published every March.

We released a draft of the 2013 to 2017 plan for public comment in October 2012. With the close of the review period, the Plan has been revised to reflect comments received and is published here. We invite all Canadians and Aboriginal peoples of Canada to stay involved in the Adaptive Phased Management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel. We welcome your comments and ideas about how we are continuing to move forward.

Implementing Adaptive Phased Management 2013 to 2017

Implementing Adaptive Phased Management 2013 to 2017: Draft for Public Review

What We Heard About the Draft Plan 2013 to 2017
About the NWMO

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.

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