Huron-Kinloss Youth Learn About Radiation and Plan For Used Nuclear Fuel
The NWMO’s Cherie Leslie engages the Grade 5 class from Ripley-Huron Community School in May with an interactive activity on radiation. The students were very enthusiastic and it was definitely a case of “pick me, pick me”. The activity took place at the Huron-Kinloss Learn More Centre, located at 46 Queen Street in Ripley. The facility is open Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and all are welcome to visit.
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.