The NWMO’s latest open house at the Learn More Centre in Ignace was a well-attended event that saw many area residents provide their input into the next step of geological studies to take place in the area.
The next step in the process is to gain a better understanding of local geology by studying core samples from initial borehole drilling in the area. Based on technical studies and input from people in the area, including First Nations and Métis communities, an initial borehole will be drilled at a potential repository site in the rock formation known as the Revell Batholith. To further build on this work, two additional borehole are also being considered in the area, within approximately two kilometres of the initial borehole.
This area was identified as having the potential to meet the technical, safety and social requirements for a potential deep geological repository. Currently the organization is completing detailed planning and timelines for this work to begin.
Going forward, we will continue to work collaboratively with people in the area, including First Nation and Métis communities, to learn together as we advance Canada’s Plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel.