Nuclear Sustainability Services

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

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.

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The Climate Challengers

EP06 - Nuclear waste mythbusting

EP06 - Nuclear waste mythbusting

Host Osama Baig is joined by two nuclear by-product experts: Nuala Zietsma from OPG and Erik Kremer from the NWMO.
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Did you know?

The nuclear power industry is the only energy source that accounts for, manages, and fully funds the safe, long-term management of all of its by-products?

Supporting lasting solutions

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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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