Post Date:  05/09/2012, 02:13

By Barb McKay, Kincardine Independent

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) will hold open houses in Ripley next week to educate the public about Canada’s plan for the long-term management of nuclear fuel.

The open houses will be held Sept. 11 and 12 from noon until 8 p.m. at the Ripley Huron Community Centre. Representatives from NWMO will be on hand to answer questions about deep geological repositories for spent fuel and about the site selection process for the used fuel storage project.

Huron-Kinloss Township has going through a process with the NWMO to learn more about the project and recently learned that it has the space and appropriate geological conditions to potentially host the project.

The screening process to select a host community is expected to take up to 10 years. The DGR, itself, won’t be constructed for 20 to 30 years.

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