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NWMO Attends CNA2018 in Ottawa to Highlight Canada’s Plan

Image shows CNA2018 conference visitors gathered at the NWMO booth.

February 21, 2018

Ottawa, Ont.

By the NWMO

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Image shows CNA2018 conference visitors gathered at the NWMO booth.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is in Ottawa from February 21 to 23 at CNA2018 for the annual Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) industry conference. 

The NWMO is implementing Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel. The plan requires used fuel to be safely contained and isolated in a deep geological repository, consistent with international best practice. 

Visitors who drop by the NWMO’s booth located on the second level at Westin Hotel can learn about recent progress made in site selection for a deep geological repository, including narrowing our focus and study to five areas, our first-ever borehole drilled to examine core samples, and working to implement the ideals of our first-in-North America Indigenous Knowledge policy. 

Bob Watts, the NWMO’s Vice President, Indigenous Relations, will be part of the “Next Generation: Diversity” panel on Thursday, February 22. The NWMO is committed to interweaving Indigenous Knowledge into the site selection process. 

Those attending CNA2018 in the nation’s capital are encouraged to visit the NWMO’s booth and learn more about Canada’s plan and its ongoing developments.
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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The NWMO is a not-for profit organization established in 2002 by Canada's nuclear electricity producers in accordance with the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act (NFWA).

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