The NWMO’s Proof Test Facility Instills Confidence in Huron-Kinloss Residents

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Visitors from Huron-Kinloss had a close look at the science at work behind Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel at the NWMO’s proof test facility in Oakville.

Township of Huron-Kinloss staff and residents recently toured the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s (NWMO) proof test facility in Oakville to see first-hand the research and development underway to support Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management of its used nuclear fuel.


Huron-Kinloss resident Mike Fair found the tour quite informative, and felt it “provided a much better detail of the science and possibilities considered for the repository.”


“Understanding all the options and considerations for possible solutions to a long-term repository has instilled much more confidence in the process,” Mr. Fair said.


The tour provided an opportunity for people to talk to leading scientists and engineers at the NWMO about their work, and observe the containers that will safety contain and isolate used nuclear fuel from people and the environment.


Don Murray, a councillor from Huron-Kinloss, was also on the tour and commented, “I was particularly impressed with how the scientists are able to do their projections so far into the future. I gained more confidence with what they are proposing to do for the protection and safekeeping of radioactive material.”


Huron-Kinloss residents wishing to participate in a future tour of the NWMO’s Oakville proof test facility can contact Elyse at the Township of Huron-Kinloss at 519.395.3735.