The Nuclear Waste Management Organization calls their plan to bury nuclear waste deep underground "Adaptive Phased Management". The key elements of the plan are to transport the wastes to the NWMO's selected site, open the waste containers and transfer the irradiated fuel into copper coated containers, place the containers in "buffer boxes", and stack those boxes a series of rooms in a repository constructed approximately 500 metres below the surface in a rock formation. This is an approach that has been favoured by the nuclear industry in several countries for many years, but no country has yet approved, constructed and begun operating a similar facility.
A public interest information project about nuclear waste burial in Canada.
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