This $12-million project will enable the remaining irradiated fuel to be stored at Gentilly-2 site.

In spring 2016, Hydro-Québec completed the construction of CANSTOR storage modules 10 and 11 at Gentilly-2 facilities. The modules will contain the last bundles of irradiated nuclear fuel, which will have been in a spent fuel pool for about seven years. By 2020, nearly 130,000 irradiated fuel bundles will be contained inside the modules. Their transfer to permanent storage is expected to begin around 2050 and should be completed by about 2064, as recommended by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO).