NWMO Trade Show Booth Attracts Lots of Interest from University Students
Two of the students who visited the NWMO's trade show booth at the 2015 CNA Conference and Trade Show.
Interested, enthusiastic and eager to access information about nuclear waste best describe these young university students who stopped by our booth at the recent Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) Conference and Trade Show held in Ottawa.We attend many conferences on an annual basis to provide young people, industry professionals, elected representatives and staff, First Nation and Métis communities, and many others with opportunities to learn more about Canada’s plan for the long-term management of used nuclear fuel. A visit to our booth provides opportunities for face-to-face discussions with friendly staff who are happy to answer questions and listen to comments.
These delegates, and many others who stopped by our booth, enjoyed the hands-on experience of handling interactive props such as ceramic fuel pellets, a fuel bundle and a model of a used fuel container.
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.