Our Mandate

The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Office (LLRWMO) carries out cleanup and long term management of low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) on behalf of the federal government; as mandated in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL).

The mandate of the LLRWMO is to:

  • resolve historic LLRW issues that are a federal responsibility;
  • provide technical advice to the Government of Canada on the latest national and international developments related to the management of LLRW;
  • establish LLRW temporary and permanent management facilities;
  • analyze issues associated with specific types and occurrences of LLRW; and