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Township of Huron - Kinloss
Point Clark - Ripley - Lucknow

Huron-Kinloss Nuclear

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Open House

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will hold three open-house events in the Township of Huron-Kinloss,  to discuss safety and regulatory matters for the Adaptive Phased Management Project – a proposed deep geologic repository for used nuclear fuel.

  • Friday, August 8th from 7:00p.m.- 9:00p.m. Point Clark Community Centre
  • Saturday, August 9th from 9:00a.m. - noon and 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m. Point Clark Community Centre

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NWMO Mobile Transportation Exhibit in Huron-Kinloss

The Township of Huron-Kinloss invited the Nuclear Waste Managment Organization to host an Open House to learn more about Canada's plan for the long-term management of used fuel and the process to identify a safe site to host a deep geological repository. The open house was held June 5th, 6th and 7th at the Point Clark Community Centre.

At the open house the NWMO introduced a new transportation exhibit which provided a hands-on opportunity to learn more about plans for the safe and secure transportation of Canada's used nuclear fuel.

To learn more about Canada's plan for transporting used nuclear fuel please visit

Nature of Radiation

Raditation can come from the air we breath, food we eat, water we drink, buildings we live in and products we use.

When radiation penetrates an object, it interacts with the atoms in that object and deposits energy.
The energy deposited is called the absorbed dose, measured in Grays(J/kg). Ionizing radiation is of concern because it has enough energy to break chemical bonds in tissue.

The effect of ionizing radiation on tissue depends on:

  • The type of radiation received (e.g., a 1 Gyinternal alpha exposure is more damaging than a 1 Gyinternal beta exposure),
  • The organ that receives the radiation (e.g., exposure of the skin has less consequence than exposure of the lungs),
  • The duration of the exposure.

Human Exposure - Dose Limits and Typical Doses

Dose (mSv)Consequence (from CNSC website)
5000 May lead to death if received all at once
1000 Temporary radiation sickness if received with 24 hours
150 Average annual dose to astronauts on the space station
100 Lowest acute dose known to cause cancer
30 – 100Full body CAT scan
50 Regulatory Annual Limit for Nuclear Energy Workers
10 Typical pelvic CT scan
8 Average Annual Natural Background Dose in Finland
4Regulatory Annual Limit for Pregnant Nuclear Energy Workers
1.8 Average Annual Natural Background Dose in Canada
1Regulatory Annual Limit for Members of the Public
0.7 Typical abdominal x-ray
0.2 Typical mammogram
0.01 Average annual dose due to air travel
0.005 One dental X-ray
0.001 Typical annual dose from living within a few km of an operating NPP
<0.001Anticipated Annual Dose from a DGR – if living on top of the repository

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Source: Nuclear Waste Management Organization

Financial Surety

Adaptive Phased Management Lifecycle Cost Estimate

Read More about the CNSC Financial Guarantee, who pays for the funding and the cost estimates of the Adaptive Phased Management Project.

Source: Nuclear Waste Management Organization

NWCAC Timeline Report

The Township of Huron-Kinloss Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee has been working with the NWMO and the community of Huron-Kinloss in the process of gathering information regarding the possibility of siting  a high-level nuclear waste Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) in Huron-Kinloss. All the activities, meetings and commmunity outreach are provided in the NWCAC Timeline Report.

Communitites in Phase 1 Preliminary Assessments

Phase 1 assessments involve studies designed to explore a community's potential to meet the project's strict safety requrements. Phase 1 assessments also involve community engagement and reflection about the potential for the project to foster the well-being of the community, and for the project to fit with the community's long-term vision.

There are eight communites currently in Phase 1 of the APM project. The communities involved are North Shore, Spanish, Elliott Lake, Manitouage, White Rive, Huron-Kinloss, Brockton and South Bruce.

Visit Township of Huron-Kinloss Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee to learn more.

To learn more about Canada's plan to store used nuclear fuel visit the Nuclear Waste Management Organization.

NWMO Learn More Centre

Office Hours- July 2014

Thursday, July 3 10:00a.m-3:00p.m.
Friday, July 4 10:00a.m-3:00p.m.
Thursday, July 10 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
Friday, July 11 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
Thursday, July 17 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
Friday, July 18 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
Thursday, July 24 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
Friday, July 25 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.

The NWMO Learn More Centre is located 80 Huron Street, Ripley, ON N0G 2R0   519-386-6711

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


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