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The Township of Huron-Kinloss is no longer a potential DGR host
The Township of Huron-Kinloss is no longer a potential host for the Deep Geological Repository, but our due diligence to our community continues.
January 24th 2020
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization has announced that the Municipality of South Bruce now has a sufficient amount of land to remain in the site selection process.
“The South Bruce landowners were first to sign option agreements and that is why South Bruce was selected at this time” said Huron-Kinloss Mayor Mitch Twolan.
The land access process was initiated in May 2019. In November 2019 NWMO announced that either the Township of Huron-Kinloss or the Municipality of South Bruce would move forward in the site selection process once a potential repository site is located through the land access process.
“However, as we have said from the very beginning of this process, if the DGR is located in South Bruce, we in Huron-Kinloss will be directly and significantly affected. As the neighbouring municipality to South Bruce our due diligence regarding the DGR will continue. It’s our responsibility to ensure our community’s best interests are protected and advanced through the balance of NWMO’s site selection process,” said Mayor Twolan.
Mayor Twolan also expressed his thanks to the many Huron-Kinloss landowners who came forward to offer up their lands for the DGR project however there was not a sufficient amount of land to form a site. “I really appreciate how our local Huron-Kinloss landowners carefully considered the DGR proposal, evaluated the science and extensive work done in support of the DGR project, and who concluded that they were prepared to offer up their land.”
The Township of Huron-Kinloss would like to extend congratulations to the Municipality of South Bruce for their efforts in this process.
For further information, please contact:
Mayor Mitch Twolan
NWMO Press Release January 24th 2020
Township of Huron-Kinloss Press Release January 24th 2020
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