The Journey of Water Makes Its Way To Communities
Andre Vorauer, a senior technical specialist at the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), recently presented “The Journey of Water” at the final Manitouwadge and Hornepayne Community Liaison Committee (CLC) meetings of 2017.
Vorauer’s presentation is about the very different time scales associated with the movement of water at ground level, the falling rain or water moving downstream, compared to the time scales associated with movement of water below ground. The presentation also covers the movement of water at potential repository depths, approximately 500 metres below ground surface.
“This presentation is the first in a series on topics of interest around water and our projects” said Vorauer. “We also had the pleasure of delivering this presentation in Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, near Ignace, Ontario and in a number of other communities. Each time we’ve shared this presentation it has led to some very good discussions about the importance of protecting both people and the environment.”
NWMO technical specialists will continue delivering “The Journey of Water” presentation to many groups in 2018.
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.