CANHC Supports Canada's decision on NWMO recommendation

    PICKERING, ON, June 18 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Nuclear Host
Communities (CANHC) has expressed its support of the decision by the
Government of Canada to endorse the recommendation of Nuclear Waste Management
Organization (NWMO) for the safe long term management of Canada's used nuclear
    The NWMO's recommendation, submitted to the federal Minister of Natural
Resources in November 2005, proposed a phased approach to the management of
the waste. Entitled Adaptive Phased Management, this approach provides for a
process of phased decision-making, with the end goal of centralizing all of
the used nuclear fuel waste in one location, and isolating and containing it
deep underground in a suitable rock formation.
    CANHC has indicated its support for Adaptive Phased Management and has
urged the Government of Canada to endorse the NWMO's recommendation. Pickering
Mayor David Ryan and Chair of CANHC, said today that the federal government's
decision will allow the NWMO to continue its process of consultation with all
Canadians on how the waste should be managed.
    "The current nuclear host communities look forward to working with the
NWMO to develop a viable plan for the safe long term storage of Canada's high
level nuclear waste," said Mayor Dave Ryan.

    The Canadian Association of Nuclear Host Communities is a not-for-profit
association that has been established to provide a forum through which
communities who have nuclear related operations within their municipal
boundaries can discuss issues and concerns of mutual interest.


For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Dave Ryan, Mayor, City of
Pickering, Chair, Canadian Association of Nuclear Host Communities, (905)

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