News regarding NWMO site selection process
Dear Residents of Manitouwadge:
I’d like to share an update with you about the Nuclear Waste Management Organizations (NWMO) site selection process.
Later today, the NWMO will announce that the Township of Manitouwadge, as well as the Township of Hornepayne, will no longer continue to be considered as potential host areas for the deep geological repository.
In addition, either the Township of Huron-Kinloss or Municipality of South Bruce in southern Ontario will move forward in the site selection process, pending the outcome of the ongoing land access process. Studies are continuing in the vicinity of the Township of Ignace.
While I’m certainly disappointed, I recognize that the NWMO is ultimately working towards identifying a single preferred location for the repository by 2023, and difficult decisions need to be made.
We are very proud of the significant contributions our community has made to advancing Canada’s plan, for the many years that we have been involved in the site selection process. I firmly believe that our community’s leadership in this area has truly made a difference in helping to solve a challenge on behalf of all Canadians, for generations to come.
Mayor John MacEachern