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Nuclear Waste Management

Nuclear Waste Management

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Overview

Nuclear energy is a safe, clean and reliable source of electricity that meets more than 50 per cent of Ontario’s energy needs. The by-product, nuclear waste, is handled with care by OPG’s Nuclear Waste Management Division.

Stewardship

The people who manage Ontario’s nuclear waste are knowledgeable and caring. They take their jobs seriously and perform them with pride and purpose. Nuclear Waste Management employees are uncompromising and absolute in their commitment to the safety of fellow employees, the public, their communities and the environment.

Lasting Solutions

OPG operates three facilities for the interim management of nuclear waste at the Pickering, Darlington and Bruce sites. In the long-term OPG is focused on achieving nuclear waste solutions which will last for thousands of years, such as a Deep Geologic Repository (DGR). A DGR is an internationally accepted best practice for the permanent storage of nuclear waste. For more information please visit www.opg.com/dgr or www.opgdgr.com.

Peace of Mind

OPG uses carefully considered and scientifically sound methods to both reduce the amount of waste from our facilities and secure its safe storage. Our waste management decision-making is done methodically and transparently to maintain public confidence and trust.

Learn how OPG handles nuclear waste with care: