No timeline change for selecting nuclear waste site

IGNACE – The Nuclear Waste Management Organization still intends to choose a site for its waste repository project by the end of this year, a regional spokesperson for the industry-funded body said Tuesday. That’s notwithstanding a newspaper’s report indicating lukewarm support at best in First Nations near both final candidate sites. Neither Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation in the Northwest nor Saugeen Ojibway Nation near Lake Huron has yet scheduled a community vote related to the project, though Wabigoon Lake has said it will hold a vote in autumn. The NWMO has said whichever site is chosen must have host communities that are “informed and willing to accept the project.” But Vince Ponka, the NWMO’s spokesperson, said the organization is sticking with its timeline for a site choice. “Our plan was…

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