A Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) official says the group was happy to answer questions about the controversial issue at recent meetings in Prince Albert and the Whitecap Dakota Nation south of Saskatoon.
“It’s the early days of a very long process. We were pleased we had the opportunity,” said NWMO spokesman Mike Krizanc.
Three northern Saskatchewan communities – Creighton, Pinehouse and the English River First Nation – have expressed interest in hosting a nuclear waste dump known as a “deep geological repository.” They are among the 21 Canadian locations in the running. Advocates tout the economic benefits while opponents say there are safety, environmental and other concerns.