Know Nuclear and Nuclear Waste

The Know Nuclear and Nuclear Waste websites have been created by Northwatch to help the public become informed about nuclear waste issues. 

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization is currently evaluating the various communities in Ontario and Saskatchewan that expressed an interest in becoming a host community for a long-term nuclear waste storage facility. A total of 22 communities expressed an interest.

Status as of February, 2014:

These four communities are proceeding to more detailed studies: Creighton, Saskatchewan, Hornepayne, Ontario, Ignace, Ontario, Schreiber, Ontario.

Red Rock, Arran-Elderslie and Saugeen Shores, all in Ontario do not have very suitable rock formations.

The remaining communities are undergoing assessments.

Northwath is a non-profit organisation based in North-eastern Ontario and their interest to support the public and insure that community members have as much information as possible and for individuals concerned about nuclear disposal to be able to connect with each other.