Thank you for your ongoing coverage of Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term storage of used nuclear fuel. With the evolving COVID-19 situation, it is a time of uncertainty around the world. Protecting people and the environment has always been a priority for the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, and we are committed to doing our part to help “flatten the curve.” This includes supporting municipal and Indigenous communities as they navigate through these unprecedented times.
Recently, there have been a number of letters to the editor related to our work. Thank you to those who took the time to contribute to this important and ongoing dialogue.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization is collaboratively implementing a site selection process to find a single site for a deep geological repository to safety store Canada’s used nuclear fuel. This approach is internationally accepted as best practice to ensure the safety of people and the environment for generations to come. The site selection process is ongoing in two areas, Ignace in northwestern Ontario and South Bruce in southern Ontario.