Waste

U.S. opposition to Canadian government’s nuclear waste storage facility proposal in Great Lakes Basin

Michigan Congressmen are asking President Joe Biden to oppose the Canadian government’s proposal to construct a nuclear waste storage facility near the Great Lakes Basin. In October 2020, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), on behalf of the Canadian government, released a plan to build a storage facility—referred to as a deep geological repository—over 600 … Continued

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Survey shows public priorities are aligned with the NWMO’s transportation planning framework

A recent survey shows that the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s (NWMO) transportation planning priorities align closely with what Canadians and Indigenous peoples consider important. A key finding indicated that 91 per cent of all respondents agree that safety is the top requirement when it comes to transporting used nuclear fuel. Results from this survey, which […]

Letter to the Editor: Internationally accepted best practice?

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) refers to their proposed nuclear waste storage plan as the “internationally accepted best practice.” How can they make this claim when there are no operating DGRs in the world for high-level nuclear waste? The daily transporting of high-level waste, the repackaging of the used nuclear fuel bundles with the […]

Referendum preferred option for community approval of nuclear waste site, study finds.

Draft result of NWMO-funded Willingness Study reflects long-held demand of Protect Our Waterways Four months after beginning its community-wide consultations, the draft results of the South Bruce Willingness Study Report identified a public referendum as the preferred method to determine the willingness of the community to host the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s (NWMO) Deep Geological […]

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