Modernizing Canada's Radioactive Waste Policy
Status: Ongoing - 2021
Canada has been a leader in the development and application of nuclear technologies for over half a century. While all radioactive waste is being managed safely, we want to ensure we have a strong Radioactive Waste Policy in place that is based on the best available science, continues to meet international practices, and reflects the values and principles of Canadians.
To continue to manage radioactive waste in a responsible, safe, and environmentally friendly way, we are engaging with Indigenous peoples, the general public, stakeholders, experts, and any other interested parties to review and modernize Canada’s Radioactive Waste Policy for future generations. See the announcement from Minister O’Regan.
What does it mean?
We will be conducting a review of Canada’s Policy Framework for Radioactive Waste to modernize it.
Why is this important?
To ensure that we have a strong Radioactive Waste Policy in place that continues to meet international practices, is based on the best available science, and reflects the values and principles of Canadians.
Canadians have told us that now is the time to review our Radioactive Waste Policy. We want to hear your views on:
- Waste minimization
- Waste storage facilities
More topics will be introduced in the new year.
If you have something else to raise that is relevant to this policy review, please send us an e-mail - we want to hear from you.
Tell us what you think
Next steps: Canada’s Radioactive Waste Policy Review
2020 - 2021 timeline
Virtual Engagement Hub launched
November 2020 - March 31, 2021
"What We Heard Report" release for comments
Modernized Policy Release