The NWMO hosted a series of open houses in Elliot Lake, Blind River, Spanish and The North Shore at the invitation of those communities in late April. The sessions in Blind River and Elliot Lake featured the organization's new, updated exhibit for the first time at public events.
The redesigned display comprises eight modules covering topics ranging from safety and transportation to community well-being and Indigenous Knowledge.
Community members welcomed the opportunity to learn more about Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel and to help plan upcoming technical studies. Some attendees had personal knowledge of the land block being focused on for study and were able to provide NWMO geologists and environmental scientists with helpful specific information about the area.
The NWMO expects to begin field studies with the help of guides from Sagamok First Nation in a block of land in their Traditional Territory near Mozhabong Lake this summer.