2016 Huron-Kinloss Open House
Local Grade 5 students from Ripley-Huron Community School attended the open house as part of their study of different energy sources. Here, students learn about radiation from the NWMO's Mark Gobien.
Residents of the Township of Huron-Kinloss and area had an opportunity to share their views, comments and questions about Canada's plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel at an open house held from April 14 to April 15.
Members of the community and area were also encouraged to share their thoughts about plans for Phase 2 fieldwork, the updated project description and the results of preliminary economic modelling. The open house was held at the Ripley Community Centre.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is a not-for-profit organization tasked with the safe, long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel inside a deep geological repository, in a manner that protects people and the environment for generations to come.
Founded in 2002, the NWMO has been guided for more than 20 years by a dedicated team of world-class scientists, engineers and Indigenous Knowledge Holders that are developing innovative and collaborative solutions for nuclear waste management. Canada’s plan will only proceed in an area with informed and willing hosts, where the municipality, First Nation and Métis communities, and others in the area are working together to implement it. The NWMO plans to select a site in 2024, and two areas remain in our site selection process: the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation-Ignace area in northwestern Ontario and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation-South Bruce area in southern Ontario.