Safe and responsible, for today and tomorrow
Ontario’s electricity system is one of the cleanest in North America, and the world, thanks in large part to the role of nuclear power. Ontario’s nuclear reactors meet more than 50% of the province’s energy needs on any given day, so ensuring these plants can continue to operate safely and cost-effectively is a top priority. That’s where Nuclear Sustainability Services comes in. OPG’s Nuclear Sustainability Services division is a world-leader in safe and environmentally-sound nuclear material and radioactive waste management.
Get to know OPG's Nuclear Sustainability Services
Managing nuclear waste and by-products
Learn how OPG safely handles and disposes the various types of nuclear by-products created by nuclear energy.
Radioactive materials transportation
OPG has an excellent safety record transporting nuclear materials and by-products and always strives to put safety first.
Waste management facility decommissioning
OPG has robust plans in place and funds set aside for the decommissioning of its nuclear sites when they reach the end of their operating life.
OPG’s Nuclear Sustainability Services team has three key pillars that govern their operations:
Stewardship: We accept, transport, process and store nuclear materials carefully and thoughtfully. It is a job done with pride and purpose. Above all else, the safety of our employees and the public is our highest priority.
Lasting solutions: OPG remains focused on achieving permanent and safe solutions for nuclear materials, to protect people, the Great Lakes and the environment, for hundreds of thousands of years.
Peace of mind: Sound methods are used to reduce nuclear by-products from our facilities and secure its safe storage. By earning the confidence and trust of regulators and the public, we maintain our social licence to operate.
Supporting lasting solutions
OPG is committed to the safe and permanent disposal of nuclear by-products. Not only is it our obligation, it is also the right thing to do for future generations.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is responsible for the management and disposal of used fuel. Learn more about the used-fuel Deep Geological Repository (DGR) currently being developed by the NWMO for all of Canada.
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