By Sarah Sutter, Kincardine News
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:01:35 EST PM
The Township of Huron-Kinloss voted in favour of moving forward with the site selection process to determine a willing host community for the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s proposed deep geological repository (DGR).
The decision was reached at a Nov. 19 meeting of council.
“The NWMO site selection process encourages communities in the process to engage its neighbours in learning and decision making,” read mayor Mitch Twolan before the resolution was carried.
A report on the initial screening process of Huron-Kinloss released to the public at a special meeting on Aug. 14, 2012 concluded the community could be a suitable host to the DGR. The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) held an open house at Ripley Community Centre Sept. 11-12, during which locals were invited to learn about the project and pose questions to NWMO representatives and participating geoscientists.
The Township of Huron-Kinloss retains the right to cease participation in the process at any time