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Two more northwest communities vying to be host site for nuclear waste storage

THUNDER BAY -- Two more communities in the Northwest, and another two in the Northeast,. are moving forward in their bid to bury Canada's nuclear waste.
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THUNDER BAY -- Two more communities in the Northwest, and another two in the Northeast,. are moving forward in their bid to bury Canada's nuclear waste.

Manitouwadge and White River have reached the surveying stage of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization's learn-more process.

Meanwhile, in Northeastern Ontario Blind River and Elliot Lake will also move forward with the same process.

Spanish and the township of North Shore are no longer being considered.

NWMO spokesman Pat Dolcetti says the geological and social conditions in those communities are right to bring them to the next stage.

All six of those communities received $400,000  for their efforts.

Eleven communities are still engaged in the process.

Ignace, Hornepayne, Schreiber are the furthest along.

A final decision on the proposed nuclear waste burial site isn't expected for a least 10 years .

(TBT News)