NIPIGON, Ont. -- This small Northern Ontario town is no longer considering storing nuclear waste.
Town council decided to step away from the process following a meeting Tuesday night. Nipigon was one of several Northwestern Ontario communities being considered by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization as potential sites for nuclear waste storage.
“We have chosen to withdraw from the site selection process,” said Nipigon Mayor Richard Harvey. “But we’ve made it clear that we still desire and still believe it’s important to make sure that information is flowing and that the people of our community and area know what is happening with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization.”
The decision from Nipigon town council comes on the heels of a presentation to Terrace Bay Council Monday night by a group opposed to nuclear waste storage in this region.
Of the communities in this region showing interest in potentially storing nuclear waste, Nipigon is the first to officially withdraw from the selection process.