Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee
In proceeding to learn about Canada’s plan for managing used nuclear fuel over the long term The Township of Huron-Kinloss is moving forward to the next step, Preliminary Assessment of Potential Feasibility – Feasibility Studies (Step 3), in the NWMO process. Council has given approval of the formation of a Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee. The advisory committee will work with the NWMO and the community of Huron-Kinloss in the next stage in the process of gathering information regarding the siting of a high-level nuclear waste Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) in Huron-Kinloss.
Mayor Twolan states: We have decided to continue learning so that people in our community can make an informed decision based on safety criteria and full knowledge of the potential social and economic impacts this project could have on the Township of Huron-Kinloss. Council has established a Community Advisory Committee to broaden citizen involvement in the siting process and to work on behalf of the Township of Huron-Kinloss with the NWMO as the preliminary assessment studies proceed.”
At the May 22, 2013 Council meeting, five citizen representatives were appointed by By-law to the committee to serve the public interest: Ricardo Gerdingh, Glenn Sutton, Dianne Heinisch, David Grant, and Rob Thompson. The Mayor will serve as the Chairman of the committee, and Deputy Mayor as Vice-Chairman.
A community office will be opened at 80 Huron Street in Ripley by the NWMO offering a variety of resources, information and education allowing for the community to be fully informed on the ongoing process with open communication. The Ripley office will be operated by NWMO staff.
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