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Township of Huron - Kinloss
The NWMO's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program supports efforts to establish and strengthen collaborative relationships with communities that expressed an interest in learning about the project, First Nation and Métis communities in the area, and surrounding municipalities. We also place a strong importance on engaging youth. We sponsor a range of activities at the local and regional levels, as well as various youth science programs.
Sponsorship of Local Initiatives
The NWMO will consider support for local initiatives in areas involved in the site selection process as follows:
- In communities that initiated their areas' involvement in the site selection process
- First Nation, Métis and municipal communities in the immediate vicinity
The program has a maximum investment of $2,500 per initiative. Priority will be given to opportunities that support community well-being.
More information about the NWMO Corporate Social Responsibility Program
NWMO Open House and Exhibits
An open house hosted by the NWNO at the Learn More Centre in Ripley on December 7, 2016 provided another opportunity for Huron-Kinloss and area citizens to help guide the next phase of work in preliminary assessments studies – initial borehole drilling. A similar open house was held in Lucknow on November 1 and 2, 2016.
The initial borehole would be for research purposes only, and it would not be expected to be a repository site. It would advance understanding of the general geology across the community and help assess the area’s potential suitability to safely host a deep geological repository for used nuclear fuel.
Community members in attendance at the open house had an opportunity to view and provide comment about three proposed borehole locations: Kinloss Gravel Pit, Kinloss Landfill site and Proposed Industrial Park in Ripley. They were asked to share local knowledge about these areas, located on municipally-owned land. These valuable comments will help the NWMO and community work together to identify the preferred location for the research borehole.
The Township of Huron-Kinloss has partnered with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) to provide a program to help build capacity for Huron-Kinloss residents to participate in the Adaptive Phased Management (APM) Project were it to come to this community. The program includes investments in training and education to equip community members, including youth to work at the Centre of Expertise, and in subsequent site preparation, construction and operation.
Program opportunities include available funding for science camps, youth enrichment programs, support for environmental projects through youth funding and support for continuing education and skills.
This program will be a pilot program for the first year. Program funding is $20,000.00 for the year and will be directly provided by the NWMO.
For details on the program, visit www.huronkinloss.com
The Township of Huron-Kinloss Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee
2017 Meeting Schedule
February Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - Cancelled
March Tuesday, March 7, 2017
April Tuesday, April 4, 2017
May Tuesday, May 2, 2017
June Tuesday, June 6, 2017
July Tuesday, July 4, 2017
August Tuesday, August 1, 2017
September Tuesday, September 5, 2017
October Tuesday, October 3, 2017
November Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Meetings take place at 7:00p.m.in Council Chambers located at 21 Queen Street, Ripley. All meetings are open to the public.
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