Hornepayne and Manitouwadge host community open houses
Karen Robinson, NWMO Community Liaison Manager for Manitouwadge, holds up an empty used nuclear fuel bundle at the NWMO’s Manitouwadge office.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is once again opening up our doors to community members wanting to learn more about Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel.
This week, the NWMO held a series of community open houses in Hornepayne and Manitouwadge. The open houses offered updates on ongoing work in the area, including site evaluation work, environmental monitoring and potential borehole drilling.
“Community open houses are also a great opportunity to gather local knowledge, which will help guide us in the next phase of our work in the area,” said Norman Sandberg, NWMO Relationship Manager for the area. “We would like to thank everyone who came and all those involved in organizing the community open houses, which were a huge success.”
The NWMO held the open houses in Hornepayne at the Royal Canadian Legion on June 18 and 19, and in Manitouwadge at the Community Centre Auditorium on June 20 and 21.
Hornepayne and Manitouwadge are two of the five areas currently involved in the NWMO’s site selection process. The organization is committed to finding an area with informed and willing hosts by 2024. The project will only proceed with interested communities, First Nation and Métis communities, and surrounding municipalities, working together to implement it.