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Township of Huron - Kinloss
Point Clark - Ripley - Lucknow

Huron-Kinloss Nuclear

NWMO Open House

Open House Highlighting Canada's Plan for the Long-Term Management of Used Nuclear Fuel

NWMO Open House

Ripley Huron Community Centre

17 Queen Street, Ripley

Thursday, April 14th 1:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Friday, April 15th 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Canada’s Deep Geological Repository for Used Nuclear Fuel: Modelling Economic Effects

The purpose of modelling the economic effects of the APM project include;

 - To update previous “generic” estimates of benefit (2010). 

 - To determine what the magnitude and scale of benefit would be to Ontario from the APM project being located in the province.  

Three levels of assessment:

  • Province-wide benefits
  • Regional benefits –Economic Region
  • Host area benefits

 - Job creation opportunities.

 NWMO's Modelling Economic Effects of the APM 

Adaptive Phased Management Frequently Asked Questions

How big of a site is required?

Surface Facilities
The surface facilities require an area of about 600 metres by 550 metres for the main buildings and about 100 metres by 100 metres for the ventilation shaft area.The facility will also need a storage area for the excavated rock. Its location (on-site or off-site) and footprint would be determined in collaboration with the community.
Underground Facilities
Repository designs have been created for planning purposes, but may be subject to change as the project moves forward. According to these initial conceptual designs, the repository will require an underground area of about two kilometres by three kilometres (about 600 hectares or 1,480 acres).
The actual underground footprint at any particular site would depend on a number of factors, including the characteristics of the rock, the location of underground features in the rock, the final design of the repository, and the total inventory of used fuel to be managed.

What areas are currently involved in the site selection process?

Nine Ontario areas are currently in the site selection process. They are Blind River, Central Huron, Elliot Lake, Hornepayne, Huron-Kinloss, Ignace, Manitouwadge, South Bruce, and White River.

How will the area selected benefit from the project?

Adaptive Phased Management is approximately a $21-billion (2010 $) national infrastructure project. It will bring about significant economic benefits to the area where it is eventually located, including the community that initiated the area's involvement, First Nation and Métis communities in the area, surrounding municipalities, and the host province.
It is a multi-generational project that will be developed and implemented in phases over a period spanning more than 150 years. The economic impact will include many direct, indirect, and induced jobs, involving scientists, engineers, tradespeople, and others. Construction and operations will create wealth in the form of business profits and personal income throughout the siting area amounting to many hundreds of millions of dollars.
We will work with communities in the siting area to foster well-being and help capture benefits that align with the communities' visions. The project may contribute to social and economic pressures that will need to be carefully managed to ensure the area's long-term well-being and sustainability. We will work with communities to explore the need for assistance, such as job training, affordable housing and infrastructure.

Will the NWMO expropriate land?

No. The NWMO will not expropriate land for a deep geological repository. We do not have expropriation power.
The site selection is designed to ensure, above all, that the site selected is safe and secure, and has an informed and willing host.
At this stage of the preliminary assessment process, no specific sites have been identified. We will not need to acquire land for a repository for several years.
We will continue to demonstrate our values of transparency, accountability and integrity throughout any potential land acquisition process, which will take place through collaborative dialogue with the appropriate parties.


More frequently asked questions about the APM project can be found on the  NWMO website.

The Township of Huron-Kinloss Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee encourage the public to ask quesitons about the APM project. Questions can be submitted to

NWMO's New & Improved Website

Visit the NWMO new and improved website.

The website is designed to help people understand Canada's plan for the safe, long-term management of used-nuclear fuel.

For more information about Nuclear Waste Management Organization or about the project contact;

Paul Austin


NWCAC Timeline Report December 2015

The NWCAC Timeline Report is a quarterly report that communicates the committees activities.
All reports are posted on the Township of Huron-Kinloss website.
The Committee meets the 1st Tuesday of every month unless otherwise noted.
All meetings are open to the public.
For more information about the project or the NWCAC email

2018Township of Huron-Kinloss
21 Queen Street, PO Box 130
Ripley, Ontario N0G 2R0


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