Step 3: Phase 2 - Field Studies and EngagementIn 2015, the NWMO began working with communities in this area to plan field studies and engagement as part of Preliminary Assessment (Step 3: Phase 2). Through fieldwork, more detailed studies and broadened engagement, Phase 2 assessments expand upon work completed in Phase 1.
Work in this phase begins with initial studies such as geophysical and environmental surveys to further assess potential suitability. Studies to further assess potential to foster well-being in the area continue.
Based on findings from these initial surveys, we may conclude studies in areas with lower potential to meet technical and community well-being requirements.
We will then work with communities in areas that continue in the process to plan more intensive field studies.
As studies are completed, we will publish the details here.