Community Members Attend Open House in Huron-Kinloss

This photo shows a picture of Andre Vorauer, Senior Technical Specialist for the NWMO at the April Open House in Huron-Kinloss.

Andre Vorauer, Senior Technical Specialist for the NWMO, talks to Huron-Kinloss community members during the recent open house held at the township office.

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) and Township of Huron-Kinloss recently held an open house at the township office in Ripley to report back to the community on what we heard during the values and principles workshops. 

It was an opportunity for community members to review the draft values and principles that emerged through workshops and dialogue. The draft principles that were presented included safety, trust, clear communication, informed decision-making, inclusive, community well-being, and regional well-being. 

Community members were invited to provide comments by April 13, after which the project team will complete a summary report to be shared with the Huron-Kinloss Council and the community. Once confirmed by the community, the values and principles will set the groundwork for more detailed discussions moving forward.

The open house also featured material on safety, transportation, and project economics, and a display on the multiple-barrier system.

Huron-Kinloss is one of the communities exploring the possibility of hosting the deep geological repository, Centre of Expertise and associated facilities that are part of Adaptive Phased Management – Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel. None of these communities, including Huron-Kinloss, have decided whether or not they wish to host the project.