Western receives $3.3M for research on safe storage of nuclear fuel waste

August 19, 2021
Western University has received a $3.3M research grant to fund research on the safe storage of nuclear fuel waste. The project will involve researchers from the university, as well as national and international partner nuclear management organizations, as they explore the creation of steel canisters to hold the waste. Research will be conducted on making the canisters corrosion-proof, existing corrosion-proof analogs, and validating the efficacy of the copper coating. The grant includes $2M from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and $1.3M from Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization. “There’s a very good incentive for collaboration among countries because everyone wants this done in the safest and best way possible,” said Western researcher Des Moser. Western (ON)