On December 10, 2012, the City of Elliot Lake passed a resolution to move to Step 3 of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s siting process.
On December 3, 2012 the Town of Blind River passed a resolution to move to Step 3 of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s siting process.
In its meeting of December 12th, 2012 the Township of the North Shore “RESOLVED THAT Council invite the Township’s immediate neighbouring community of the Serpent River First Nation to engage in a conversation regarding the Nuclear Waste Management Organization project. “
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.
STOCKHOLM, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ – What impact would an ice sheet have on a Swedish final repository for spent nuclear fuel? And how does a final repository affect the surroundings if the ground is constantly frozen? The answers to these questions can be found in Greenland.
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In Kangerlussuaq, in western Greenland, Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, SKB, is participating in a major international research project that investigates how glacial meltwater flows through and under the ice sheet and forms groundwater that, in turn, would be able to affect the safety of the repository. The project is called the Greenland Analogue Project, GAP for short.
[NOTE: SKB is the Swedish company currently seeking approval for a deep geological repository for high level nuclear fuel waste in Sweden. The NWMO describes themselves as being involved in the Swedish research project in Greenland. ]