In August 2010, Ignace's Mayor and Council passed a resolution requesting an initial screening
of the community's potential suitability to host the project. This screening took us about three months to complete and involved a review based on readily available information about the geology of the community and vicinity.
We encouraged communities that passed the initial screening to begin learning more about the project. We provided an initial briefing and invited representatives to take a tour of an interim storage facility for used nuclear fuel. We also encouraged communities to meet with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to learn about the regulatory framework that will govern the project.
Ignace's initial screening was completed in March 2011. It did not identify any obvious conditions that would exclude the Ignace area from further consideration in the site selection process.