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Fall 10-17-2023


The disposal of nuclear waste is a demanding topic, and the existing methods, whether it is temporary storage in spent fuel pools or storage in geological repositories, both face the risk of corrosion-related problems. Any failure in these storage methods can potentially lead to the release of radioactive materials into the environment. To avert such catastrophic scenarios, people in the nuclear industry consistently monitor and maintain these storage facilities endlessly and attempt to improve the plans designed to store nuclear waste. Here, I will examine the nuclear waste management organization (NWMO) plan in Canada. Choosing an appropriate location for the construction of a deep geologic repository (DGR) for high-level nuclear waste is a challenging process that often generates social conflicts, and only a handful of countries have been able to navigate this process successfully, and Canada is currently on the brink of making such a decision.

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