Talking to communities about the CNSC's early involvement in the NWMO's Adaptive Phased Management approach

In May 2010, as part of the Adaptive Phased Management (APM) approach, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) launched its site selection process to select a community to host a deep geologic repository for the long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel.

At this early stage of the APM approach, the CNSC is meeting with communities and Aboriginal groups interested in learning more about the NWMO’s site selection process, to help them better understand the safety and regulatory matters that would be examined for a deep geologic repository for used nuclear fuel. These sessions take place at the request of community representatives (such as community liaison committees [CLCs]), and usually include the following steps:

  • an initial conference call between community/CLC representative and CNSC staff
  • a day-long meeting at the CNSC’s Ottawa offices with community representatives (typically the mayor and council; often a separate meeting is held for the CLC)
  • presentations by the CNSC at CLC meetings in the community
  • information sessions, such as an open house in the community

CNSC staff presentations typically cover one or more the following topics:

  • overview of the CNSC’s independent regulatory role and its early involvement in the APM approach
  • regulatory considerations, including its licensing process
  • participation in the Commission hearing process, Aboriginal consultation, Participant Funding Program and other public information programs
  • geotechnical aspects of a deep geologic repository
  • the transportation and safety of used nuclear fuel
  • how the CNSC works with other regulatory bodies to fulfill its mandate when licensing nuclear facilities and activities
  • the CNSC’s independent research program
  • the CNSC’s international collaboration
  • pre-project design reviews of geologic repository concepts

Community meetings and events with the CNSC

Please contact us if your community is interested in meeting with the CNSC about its early involvement in the NWMO’s APM approach for a deep geologic repository of Canada’s used nuclear fuel.

Upcoming meetings

Location Date Time
Manitouwadge Community Recreation Centre
2 Manitou Road
Manitouwadge, ON
June 21, 2016 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
and
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Hornepayne Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 194)
48 Sixth Avenue
Hornepayne, ON
June 23, 2016 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
and
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

For more information, email us at info@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca or call us at 1-800-668-5284.

Past meetings

To date, the CNSC has met with the following communities and Aboriginal groups:

2015

  • October 14, 2015: White River, ON (CNSC open house)
  • October 13, 2015: White River Community Liaison Committee
  • October 7, 2015: Elliott Lake, ON (CNSC open house)
  • October 6, 2015: Mississauga First Nation
  • October 6, 2015: Spanish Neighbouring Liaison Committee
  • June 10, 2015: Métis Nation of Ontario
  • April 28, 201: Blind River, ON (CNSC open house)
  • April 24, 2015: White River Community Liaison Committee

2014

  • June 10, 2014: Hornepayne, ON (CNSC open house)
  • June 17, 2014: Elliot Lake, ON
  • June 18, 2014: Blind River, ON
  • June 18, 2014: Mississauga First Nation, ON
  • June 19, 2014: Spanish, ON
  • July 15, 2014: Township of The North Shore, ON
  • August 7, 2014: Brockton, ON
  • August 8, 2014: Township of Huron-Kinloss, ON (CNSC open house)
  • August 9, 2014: Township of Huron-Kinloss, ON (CNSC open house)
  • September 24, 2014: Creighton, SK
  • October 16, 2014: Elliot Lake, ON (CNSC open house)
  • November 18, 2014: Spanish, ON (CNSC open house)

2013

  • January 25, 2013: Township of Nipigon
  • March 6, 2013: Schreiber, ON
  • March 20, 2013: Pinehouse, SK
  • March 21, 2013: Creighton, SK
  • March 26, 2013: Hornepayne, ON
  • March 29, 2013: English River First Nations, SK
  • April 12, 2013: Elliot Lake, Township of The North Shore and Spanish, ON
  • April 16, 2013: Ear Falls, ON (CNSC open house)
  • April 17, 2013: Township of Ignace, ON (CNSC open house)

2012

  • June 15, 2012: Township of Huron-Kinloss, ON
  • July 27, 2012: Township of Manitouwadge, ON
  • August 17, 2012: Municipality of South Bruce, ON
  • August 23, 2012: Saugeen Shores, ON
  • November 5, 2012: Ear Falls, ON
  • November 6, 2012: Township of Ignace, ON

2011

  • April 29, 2011: English River First Nation, SK
  • May 6, 2011: Ear Falls, ON
  • June 17, 2011: Schreiber, ON (via videoconference)
  • July 14, 2011: The Northern Village of Pinehouse and the Kineepik Métis Local, SK
  • August 26, 2011: Wawa, ON
  • September 15, 2011: Creighton, SK
  • September 16, 2011: Hornepayne, ON
  • November 18, 2011: Township of Ignace, ON

2010

  • May 31, 2010: Township of Ignace, ON
CNSC open house in Huron-Kinloss

CNSC open house in Huron-Kinloss, Ontario (August 8-9, 2014)

CNSC open house in Hornepayne

CNSC open house in Hornepayne, Ontario (June 10, 2014)

CNSC open house in Elliot Lake

CNSC open house in Elliot Lake, Ontario (October 16, 2014)

Resources for communities in the NWMO's site selection process:

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