NWMO Submits Annual Report 2017
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) submitted Moving towards partnership – Annual Report 2017 to the Honourable James Gordon Carr, Minister of Natural Resources.
The report highlights the NWMO’s progress in implementing Canada’s plan for used nuclear fuel.
“This has been a year of action at the NWMO,” said Laurie Swami, President and CEO of the NWMO. “I would like to thank not only our dedicated staff, but also the many Canadians – municipal and Indigenous leaders, as well as people in communities, including First Nation and Métis communities – who have paused to learn about our project and to engage with us.”
On June 26, 2018, Minister Carr released a statement regarding the Annual Report.
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.