The Nuclear Waste Management Organization has recognized the Town of Creighton and their Community Liaison Committee for continuing to investigate the possibility of hosting a nuclear waste storage facility. Creighton is one of the communities selected to move on to phase two of the selection process which includes field studies and further awareness building in the community. In presenting a plaque to Mayor Bruce Fidler the Organization’s Director of Social Research and Dialogue Joanne Facella said they have learned a lot from each other through phase one. She says the Town of Creighton has worked with the NWMO to shape and evolve the activities and steps required in the site selection process to ensure meaningful community involvement. She adds it has led the way in defining how project safety must be demonstrated to Canadians and community and laid the basis for working in partnership locally, with surrounding communities and with aboriginal people.
Facella repeated an earlier announcement that all communities that have taken part in the process will receive 400 thousand dollars to set up a Community Well Being Reserve Fund that will benefit community programs.