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Specialist Shares Glacial Research with Huron-Kinloss Committee

The photo shows NWMO geoscientist Monique Hobbs doing a presentation on the Greenland Analogue Project at a meeting of the Huron-Kinloss Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee.

The NWMO's Dr. Monique Hobbs discusses past glacial activity during a presentation to the Huron-Kinloss Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee.

May 18, 2017

Huron-Kinloss

By the NWMO

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The photo shows NWMO geoscientist Monique Hobbs doing a presentation on the Greenland Analogue Project at a meeting of the Huron-Kinloss Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee.

The NWMO's Dr. Monique Hobbs discusses past glacial activity during a presentation to the Huron-Kinloss Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee.

Dr. Monique Hobbs, a geoscientist from the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), shared positive findings from the Greenland Analogue Project (GAP) at the May meeting of the Huron-Kinloss Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee. 

The NWMO collaborated with partner organizations from Sweden and Finland for GAP, which  brought research scientists and engineers from six countries together to collect data from the Greenland Ice Sheet. 

The new information furthers our understanding of how an ice sheet interacts with areas both above and below ground. Given the length of time deep geological repositories must be able to safely manage used nuclear fuel, it’s imperative we consider the potential implications of ice ages on a repository over time frames of up to 1 million years.
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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.
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