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Abbreviation for Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), which is in charge of finding solutions to dispose of this waste. In 2002 the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act passed, mandating the creation of NWMO. Later, in 2007, the federal government approved the NWMO's "Adaptive Phased Management" approach for the long-term storage of spent nuclear fuel.[1]

  1. Canadian Nuclear Association: "The Canadian Nuclear Factbook 2013"