Help us create a safe, integrated, long-term strategy for radioactive waste in Canada

Over the past year, Canadians and Indigenous peoples, including representatives from industry, academics and civil society organizations, elected officials and young people shared their  thoughts on the best options to ensure all of Canada's radioactive waste is managed safely, responsibly, and effectively long after we're gone. 
 
Canada is safely managing its radioactive waste today and already has several long-term plans and projects in place. However, there are some gaps in addressing certain streams, specifically low-level and intermediate-level radioactive waste, that need an integrated, long-term strategy. The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) was asked by the Minister of Natural Resources Canada to lead the development of this strategy by engaging with Canadians and Indigenous peoples. 
 
We organized a series of interactive, accessible and collaborative engagements that welcomed a diversity of voices. The thoughts and perspectives gathered play an important role in identifying the best approach to ensure all of Canada's radioactive waste is managed safely, responsibly and effectively long after we're gone.
 
Our work continues. Visit our Reports Page to see what’s most important to Canadians and Indigenous peoples on this topic and help us shape Canada’s strategy. See the timeline. 
 

Visit the Integrated Strategy on Radioactive Waste (ISRW) Reports Page 

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We are committed to long-lasting relationships with Indigenous peoples built upon communication, transparency, respect and reconciliation. We will engage with Indigenous peoples on the Integrated Strategy on Radioactive Waste (ISRW), and ensure all participants are provided the opportunity to provide input and advice.

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