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Northern Ontario town votes to become a willing host for a nuclear waste repository – Montreal Gazette

Jul 11, 2024

Town council in Ignace, between Thunder Bay and Kenora, voted in favour of it at a special meeting earlier this week

IGNACE, ONTARIO — A northwestern Ontario town has formally decided it is willing to become the site of a deep geological repository for Canada’s nuclear waste.

The process for the $26-billion project had already been narrowed down to two sites, Ignace in northern Ontario and another in southern Ontario, and the NWMO says that both the local municipality and the First Nations in those areas will have to agree to be willing hosts.

Ignace, between Thunder Bay and Kenora, is now the first of those four communities to make its decision known, and town council voted in favour of it at a special meeting today.

Read More: https://montrealgazette.com/news/ignace-ontario-willing-host-nuclear-waste

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