Used Fuel Transportation Package on Display at Lucknow Fall Fair
Used Fuel Transportation Package attracts interest from all ages at the Lucknow Fall Fair.
A young visitor checks out the weight of one of 32 bolts used to attach the lid to the body of a Used Fuel Transportation Package, part of the NWMO’s transportation exhibit featured at the Lucknow Fall Fair. The reusable transportation package can carry 192 used fuel bundles and weighs almost 35 tonnes when loaded.
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.