In July 2014, Central Huron's Mayor and Council passed a resolution asking the NWMO to initiate a Preliminary Assessment of the community‘s potential suitability to host the project.
In October 2015, we completed the first phase of Preliminary Assessment (Step 3: Phase 1)
of the site selection process in collaboration with Central Huron.
This phase involved:
Desktop studies that explore the potential to find a site that can safely and securely contain and isolate used nuclear fuel; and
Community learning and dialogue activities to build understanding about the project and to explore its potential to align with the community's long-term vision.
Based on studies to date, Central Huron is assessed as having potential to meet strict safety and geotechnical requirements, and for the project to align with its long-term vision. The studies also identified a number of uncertainties to be further explored through more detailed study.