The Settlement of Pinehouse Lake decided to move to Step 3 in the Nuclear Waste Management Organization�s (NWMO) Adaptive Phased Management project, the creation and development and construction of a Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) for the long-term management spent nuclear waste.

The decision was made during a municipal meeting held Monday, March 19 and the motion was passed at their Council meeting on Thursday, March 29, said Mike Natomagan, mayor of Pinehouse Lake, in an interview with The Northerner.

The meeting was held to talk about the NWMO and why we are going to Step 3.

Although there is opposition in the community, Natomagan said, “There are reasons why we want to learn more. If we can use that benefit to find out more about our internal needs.” …

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