The Nuclear Waste Management Organization is set to do more drilling near Ignace this summer. Ben Belfadhel is the vice-president in charge of site selection, and he visited with the Kenora District Municipal Association Friday in Red Lake.
"Now we are in planning for the drilling of additional bore holes, and we are hoping to start drilling these bore holes this summer," he said, following his presentation.
Ignace is one of five potential sites in the running. The location was chosen in consultation with municipal residents and First Nation members, Belfadhel added.
Manitouwadge, South Bruce, Huron-Kinloss and Hornepayne are also still in the running. A single site will be chosen by 2023, and it will be the location for a construction project worth an estimated $23 billion. The repository project could also bring 2,400 jobs over a 40-year lifespan.
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