Proposal for permanent disposal of nuclear waste on crown land
August, 2020 – The Nuclear Waste Management Organization will begin transporting used nuclear fuel from reactor sites in Canada to a deep geological repository in the 2040s, and is seeking input to guide future plans.
2017 – Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has initiated the regulatory approvals process, including a federal environmental assessment, for a proposed Near Surface Disposal Facility (NSDF) for the management of CNL’s low-level radioactive waste. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will make a decision after a licensing hearing in January 2018.
A solution for CNL’s “legacy obligations”? According to CNL, the near surface disposal technology has been demonstrated internationally and the location, construction and operation will be subject to a rigorous regulatory process, including environmental assessment.
To stay informed on this project, contact CNL at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1- 00-364-6989.
In the News
May 19, 2020 – Canada Needs a National Radioactive Waste Policy (Canadian Environmental Law Association)
June 27, 2017 – Scientists decry plan for Ontario nuclear-waste site (Globe and Mail)