Implementing Adaptive Phased Management 2016 to 2020
The NWMO has released Implementing Adaptive Phased Management 2016 to 2020, 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 2016 to 2020 plan for public comment in October 2015. 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.
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.