Manitouwadge Delegation NWMO Tour? What They Will See & Do (July 2012)

Manitouwadge Delegation NWMO Tour? What They Will See & Do – Learning About Nuclear Energy

Written by admin on 27 July 2012 – http://www.OntarioNewsNorth.com

The Government of Canada selected Canada’s plan for the long-term management of used nuclear fuel in June 2007. The approach, called Adaptive Phased Management, involves the development of a large infrastructure project in an informed and willing host community. The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is federally mandated to implement this project and is beginning the multi-year process for selecting an informed and willing community to host this national facility.

The NWMO is providing an opportunity for interested communities to learn more about Canada’s plan for the long-term management of used nuclear fuel, the activities of the NWMO, and the process it will use to select an informed and willing community to host this project. It is VERY IMPORTANT for people to note that communities that express interest in learning more are NOT obliged to participate in the site selection process. The site ultimately selected for the project must meet a robust set of technical safety requirements.

Manitouwadge Town Council passed a motion to participate in the “Learn More” process for a variety of reasons, not the least among them, the fact that several neighbouring communities are in this process, and so for a plethera of reasons it makes good sense to be educated regarding what it is those communities may be considering in regards to the potential deep geological repository.

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