Hornepayne bids to store high level nuclear waste
By Carol Martin
Monday, August 01, 2011
The township of Hornepayne has entered into a process that could ultimately see radioactive nuclear waste stored in unused deep mine shafts, says wawa-news.com.
The town of Wawa has asked the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) for more information about its site selection process.
Council will hear back from NWMO before deciding if it will also throw in a bid for Canada’s high-level nuclear waste, mostly in the form of spent fuel rods.
Wawa is situated close to the shore of Lake Superior and about 230 kilometres up Highway 17 North from Sault Ste. Marie.
Hornepayne is about 400 kilometres northwest of Sault Ste. Marie, via Highway 17 and 631….