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FOUR OF SIX COMMUNITIES IN NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO MOVE TO NEXT PHASE OF NWMO SITING PROCESS
January 22, 2015 - The Nuclear Waste Management Organization released the "preliminary assessment" done as Phase I of Step 3 of their nine step siting process being undertaken to attempt to secure a burial location for all of Canada's high level nuclear fuel waste. The Townships of the North Shore and Spanish on the north shore of Lake Huron will not be moving on to the next phase; Elliot Lake, Blind River, White River and Manitouwadge will move on to the next stage of investigation by the NWMO.
WIPP UNLIKELY TO OPEN BEFORE 2018
January, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Energy and the contractor that runs the federal government's troubled nuclear waste repository say it could be more than three years before all operations resume at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southern New Mexico.The repository has been closed since February 2014, when a canister of waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory leaked in one of its underground storage rooms. Twenty-two workers were contaminated.
BROCKTON DROPPED FROM NWMO LIST
December 3, 2014 - Brockton is no longer "in the running" as a potential burial site for high level nuclear waste.The Nuclear Waste Management Organization dropped the municipality following a municipal election where the only councillor to be re-elected was the sole opponent of nuclear waste burial on the previous council.