Enterprise staff – December 30, 2011

Ear Falls council will until the new year before deciding whether to proceed to the next step to be on the list for consideration as a future nuclear waste storage site.

Mayor Kevin Kahoot told the Northern Sun News that town council discussed participating in the feasibility study overseen by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization set to begin 2012, but decided at its December meeting to defer any voting on the matter until January.

Kahoot noted council is generally in favour of moving on to the third stage of the waste management organization’s decade long site search, but only four of five council members were present for discussion in December.

Ten communities across Ontario and Saskatchewan remain involved in the site selection process that began in 2010.

In Ontario the communities are Ear Falls, Ignace, Nipigon, Schreiber, Hornepayne, Wawa and Saugeen Shores.

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