The community of Nipigon entered the site selection process by formally expressing interest in learning about the project in 2010. This expression of interest triggered studies in and around Nipigon to explore the potential suitability of geology in the area while the community learned more about the project and reflected on its interest in it.
In 2014, the Township of Nipigon passed a resolution to discontinue its involvement as a potential host community for Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel. The decision followed review of an interim report, which we prepared at the request of the Township to report on preliminary assessment work completed in the community so far.
Information detailing assessment work we completed in the Nipigon area through steps one to three of the site selection process are contained below.