Canada’s Fifth National Report for the Joint Convention on Nuclear Fuel Waste now available (May 2015)

On May 7, 2015, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission posted the fifth annual report for the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management. The October 2014 Report (PDF) and May 2014 “ Responses to questions presented to Canada” (PDF) are available on the CNSC web site.

The reports are filed each three years by signator countries, and describes how Canada met its obligations under the terms of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management during the reporting period from April 2011 to March 2014.

“A collaboration of government, industry and the regulatory body, this report focuses specifically on the progress of long-term management initiatives for spent fuel and radioactive waste in Canada, revisions and updates to Canadas fourth national report, and comments and issues raised at the Fourth Review Meeting, which took place in May 2012.”

The report includes discussion of continued implementation and ongoing funding of the Nuclear Legacy Liabilities Program (NLLP), the status of the Nuclear Waste Management Organizations (NWMO) site selection process for a deep geological repository for the long-term management of Canadas spent fuel, and the status of Ontario Power Generations (OPG) Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) for its lowand intermediate-level radioactive waste (L&ILW) site preparation and construction licence application, as of mid 2014.

http://www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/resources/publications/reports/jointconvention/index.cfm

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