Ignace community studies
We’re committed to ensuring Canada’s plan supports the vision each siting area has for itself, including community betterment and well-being.
In the summer of 2022, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, in collaboration with the Township of Ignace, began releasing various socio-economic and environmental studies. The studies, referred to as “community studies,” work to address many of the fundamental questions community members have asked about the project. They speak to important environmental and socio-economic impacts, including infrastructure, housing, healthcare, education, jobs, community services and more.
These studies help us—and the siting area communities—understand the real impact of hosting the repository, which is a key component of ensuring that our eventual host community is both informed and willing.
Several of the community studies show there are exciting growth possibilities ahead for Ignace and northwestern Ontario—and that’s growth that would last for generations.
These studies are also a reminder that your voice matters and the NWMO is listening. The results of the completed studies are published below. For additional information, visit the Ignace Community Liaison Committee website.