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In Canada, all radioactive waste is currently managed in interim storage facilities that are safe, secure, and environmentally sound. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission licenses and regulates monitors Canada’s waste management facilities to ensure they are operated safely.
The method of storage for radioactive waste can differ greatly depending on the radioactivity and heat generation of the waste.
The storage of radioactive waste must ensure that both human health and the environment will be protected, now and in the future, without imposing undue burdens on future generations.