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Newly approved national strategy to manage radioactive waste – Environment Journal

October 12, 2023

The recently released Integrated Strategy for Radioactive Waste is the first of its kind for Canada and is informed by more than two years of engagement with Canadians, Indigenous peoples, waste generators and owners, as well as detailed studies of technical considerations and international best practices.

The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources asked the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) to lead the development of the strategy, drawing upon the organization’s more than 20 years of experience and expertise gained from developing and implementing Canada’s plan for used nuclear fuel.

The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Canada, Jonathan Wilkinson, has endorsed the recommendations put forward by the NWMO in the Integrated Strategy for Radioactive Waste. The strategy was submitted to the Minister for consideration on June 30, 2023.

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