Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee

Huron-Kinloss Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee 


In light of the Township of Huron-Kinloss being no longer in the site selection process, future meetings of the NWCAC have been canceled until a path forward has been determined. The Township will continue to keep our residents informed as future decisions unfold.

The Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee (NWCAC) work with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) and the community of Huron-Kinloss in the in the process of gathering information regarding the possibility of siting of a high-level nuclear waste Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) in Huron-Kinloss.

On May 22, 2013 Council appointed the members of the Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee. The committee members were selected by an open process. The NWCAC meet on a monthly basis. Agendas and minutes are posted and all meetings are open to the public.

2019 Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee 

Mayor Mitch Twolan – Chair
Deputy Mayor Don Murray – Vice Chair
Mr. Larry Allison
Mr. Mike Diebel
Mr. David Grant
Mrs. Dianne Heinisch 
Mr. Wilf Gamble
Mary Rose Walden - non voting member
Elyse Dewar - Secretary, non voting member

Delegations to Committee

Members of the public who wish to make delegations to the Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee on their own behalf or on behalf of an organization shall notify the Project Coordinator no later than 1:00 pm in the afternoon one week prior to the committee meeting in order that your delegation may be placed on the agenda.  Please note that the purpose of a delegation is to provide information to the Committee. They will provide you with a response at a later date. Each delegation is allotted 10 minutes to speak with the Committee. Once heard, a delegation will not be heard again on substantially the same material for three months. If your material is urgent in manner, the Committee may allow the delegation to proceed even if the proper notification process is not carried out.

Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee Mandate

As per By-Law 2013-43 the Mandate of the Committee shall be:

1. To engage, educate and listen to the community of Huron-Kinloss regarding the NWMO's Site Selection Process.

2. To gather technical and social research and information related to the NWMO's Site Selection Process.

3. To provide advice to Council regarding the NWMO's Site Selection Process and Adaptive Phased Management.

4. In addition to items 1, 2 & 3 outlined above the Committee Members shall:

    a. be a positive catalyst for the community as it applies to learning more about the Deep Geological Repository in Huron-Kinloss;

    b. act as one body and speak as one body;

    c. work with NWMO representatives to make recommendations for preparation for a clear plan of action;

    d. interact with other associations and interest groups;

    e. identify, discuss and explore issues relating to the establishment of a long term nuclear waste storage facility and make recommendations to Council based on findings; and,

    f. assist with hiring of the consultant for the third party review process.

The Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee's Terms of Reference


Contact Us

Phone: 519-395-3735
Fax: 519-395-4107
21 Queen Street, P.O. Box 130, Ripley ON N0G 2R0