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NWMO Releases Triennial Report for 2014 to 2016

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March 29, 2017

Toronto, Ont.

By the NWMO

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The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has submitted Progress Through Collaboration – Triennial Report 2014 to 2016 to the Honourable James Gordon Carr, Minister of Natural Resources Canada.

Minister Carr tabled the report in both Houses of Parliament on May 4, 2017. 

On June 27, 2017, Minister Carr released a statement regarding the Triennial Report. 

The report outlines progress in implementing Adaptive Phased Management (APM), Canada’s plan for the long-term management of used nuclear fuel. We made the report public at the same time as our submission to the Minister of Natural Resources Canada. Hard copies are available by request.

We have also released our five-year strategic planImplementing Adaptive Phased Management 2017 to 2021. We welcome public views on the contents of the Triennial Report, and encourage all interested Canadians to learn more about Canada’s plan.

(Updated: June 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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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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