Managing Canada's Radioactive Waste
Radioactive waste produced in Canada is managed in safe, secure and environmentally sound storage facilities.
The operation of these sites are regulated and monitored by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians as well as the environment; and to ensure Canada's international commitments related to the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
- What is radioactive waste?
- Who looks after radioactive waste in Canada?
- How is radioactive waste classified?
- Where are Canada’s waste management facilities?
- What about future long-term management?
- Learn more
Find out more about nuclear waste management, related projects, activities and reports on the following Web sites and sections:
- Ontario Power Generation Deep Geological Repository: Find out more about the status of this project’s licensing progress
- Video on proposed Deep Geological Repository Project (WMV - 09:37) (source: OPG)
- CNSC Fact Sheet on Regulating Canada’s Geological Repositories
- Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO): Invitation to learn more about the Site Selection Process for a geologic repository for the long-term management of used nuclear fuel (Source: NWMO Web site)
- Conference on Waste Management, Decommissioning and Environmental Restoration for Canada’s Nuclear Activities 2011: Toronto, Ontario, September 11-14, 2011
- Canada’s National Reports for the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management
- Port Hope Area Initiative: Read more about the cleanup and the safe long-term management of historic low-level radioactive waste in Port Hope and Clarington, Ontario.
- Cameco’s Vision 2010 Project: Environmental assessment to proceed as a comprehensive study