Selecting a site

NWMO participates in Elliot Lake Chamber Trade Show

This photo shows an NWMO staff member showing a community member the model of the used nuclear fuel container.

May 4, 2016

Elliot Lake

By the NWMO

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This photo shows an NWMO staff member showing a community member the model of the used nuclear fuel container.
A model of the Used Nuclear Fuel Container was the subject of much interest and discussion at the Elliot Lake Chamber of Commerce Trade Show held April 29 to May 1. The NWMO’s Joanne Jacyk explains the role of the container in the multiple-barrier system designed to safely contain and isolate used fuel in a deep geological repository over the long term.
 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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