A public interest information project about nuclear waste burial in Canada.
Know Nuclear Waste
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The Nuclear Waste Management Organization calls their plan to bury nuclear waste deep underground "Adaptive Phased Management". The key elements of the plan is to place the highly radiaoctive nuclear fuel waste in copper containers which would in turn be placed in 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.