By Troy Patterson, Kincardine News
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 2:47:35 EDT PM
A community referendum and other detailed decisions are the most likely scenario for whatever area successfully meets the years of social, technical, geological and environmental studies set out to qualify a site in Canada’s long-term used nuclear fuel storage framework.
The gatekeepers of Canada’s long-term management plan for used nuclear fuel, or Adaptive Phased Management (APM) don’t plan to debate rhetoric attacking the project, but instead look forward to lengthy dialogue over the better part of a decade to determine a willing and educated host community to accept and welcome a used fuel repository.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is currently working with the 21 communities who approached the company and are interested in finding out more about the ‘first-of-its-kind-in-Canada’ used nuclear fuel deep geologic repository project, expected to receive increasing national and international attention in the coming months and years.
With opponents to the project planting “No Nuke Dump” signs across Saugeen Shores and spreading into the Municipality of Kincardine and Huron-Kinloss, the NWMO is taking a neutral, science-based approach to provide whatever information is required to answer questions about the project, to the communities that have shown interest in hosting the used fuel repository