We are committed to safely managing Canada's used nuclear fuel over the long term. Our plan for doing this, known as Adaptive Phased Management, was developed in close collaboration with the public and specialists over a three-year period. It reflects goals and values expressed by Canadians.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) was established in 2002 by Canada’s nuclear electricity producers in accordance with the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act (NFWA). Operating on a not-for-profit basis under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, we are responsible for designing and implementing Canada’s plan for the long-term management of used nuclear fuel.
Vision, mission, values
Our vision is the long-term management of Canada’s nuclear waste in a manner that safeguards people and respects the environment, now and in the future.
Our commitment will unfold through various stages over many years. We have identified a series of priorities to guide us over the next five years.