Central Huron Open House 2016
Larry McCabe, Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Goderich, examines a model of a used fuel container at the Central Huron open house.
Central Huron and area residents had an opportunity to learn more about Canada's plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel at an open house held in Clinton on April 12-13.
Other topics of interest at the open house focused on discussions around the planning of next steps in Step 3: Phase 2 of the site selection process, including engagement and planning potential fieldwork to further the understanding of area geology.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is a not-for-profit organization tasked with the safe, long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel inside a deep geological repository, in a manner that protects people and the environment for generations to come.
Founded in 2002, the NWMO has been guided for more than 20 years by a dedicated team of world-class scientists, engineers and Indigenous Knowledge Holders that are developing innovative and collaborative solutions for nuclear waste management. Canada’s plan will only proceed in an area with informed and willing hosts, where the municipality, First Nation and Métis communities, and others in the area are working together to implement it. The NWMO plans to select a site in 2024, and two areas remain in our site selection process: the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation-Ignace area in northwestern Ontario and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation-South Bruce area in southern Ontario.