New research supported by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) and the University of Guelph will explore environmental DNA (eDNA) to further understand biodiversity and conditions around potential the proposed deep geological repository sites for nuclear waste in the Ignace, Revell Region and South Bruce areas.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is a not-for-profit organization tasked with the safe, long-term storage of Canada’s used nuclear fuel in a manner that protects people and the environment for generations to come.
This research will see the University of Guelph’s Hanner Lab and the NWMO’s environmental scientists collecting and analyzing water samples to learn about aquatic species from surrounding areas. eDNA is a non-invasive technology to detect what species are present by looking at DNA that is naturally shed by animals.
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The NWMO and University of Guelph launch innovative eDNA research partnership