[]By Troy Patterson, Kincardine News
Monday, January 26, 2015 10:56:38 EST AM

Two communities north of Manitoulin Island have been cut from the used nuclear fuel repository search that still includes Huron-Kinloss Township, South Bruce and Central Huron.

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) announced Jan. 22, 2015 North Shore and Spanish had been cut from the process, while Elliot Lake, Blind River, Manitouwadge and White River "were assessed as having strong potential to meet the site selection requirements of the APM initiative and have been identified for further study."

The announcement was made following the completion of the first phase of preliminary assessments for six communities interested in being candidates to investigate the Adaptive Phased Management (APM) process to identify a site for underground, long term used nuclear fuel storage.

The findings do not affect the NWMOs ongoing work in seven other Ontario and Saskatchewan communities involved in the NWMOs site selection process, including the Bruce and Huron communities.

For more information visit nwmo.ca/sitingprocess_phase1_findings_jan2015.

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