The Canadian government has launched an engagement process to “modernise” the country’s radioactive waste policy. At the same time, it has asked the Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) to lead a dialogue to develop an integrated strategy for Canada’s radioactive waste. “Protecting the health and safety of Canadians is our top priority when it comes to nuclear energy,” Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan said. “The views of Canadians and the best science will direct us as we build our net-zero future.” The first part of the modernisation process – known as the engagement phase – will run until the end of March 2021. The Government of Canada will engage directly with stakeholders via a website through a series of workshops, roundtables, bilateral meetings and online forums. Discussion papers on key policy topics will be used to support the engagement.
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