Input to Design of Site Selection Process: Multi-Party Dialogues
A series of dialogue sessions on the design of the process to select a site for the long-term management of Canada's used nuclear fuel was held in five cities across four provinces (Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario) in September and October 2008. The objectives of these dialogue sessions were to seek input on the critical elements of a fair, ethical and effective siting process; provide for an exchange of views; and provide the NWMO with the opportunity to improve the site selection process before its finalization. The Nuclear Waste Management Organization retained Stratos Inc. to design, organize, facilitate and report on these dialogues.
Each of the provinces chosen have direct involvement in the nuclear fuel cycle. Individuals with a wide range of perspectives were invited, including those from Aboriginal organizations, business associations, municipal groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academia, the nuclear industry, and professional associations. Participants were invited to the sessions on the basis of their prior involvement and potential interest in the NWMO's work.
Dialogues were held in Saskatoon, SK, Ottawa and Toronto, ON, Montreal, QC and Saint John, NB.
Review the discussion document Moving Forward Together: Designing the Process for Selecting a Site.