The Nuclear Waste Management Organization continues to look at Creighton and 14 other communities as a site for a nuclear waste storage facility. Their Communications Manager Mike Krizanc says concerns have been raised about the safety of the project but he says it is based on extensive research in Canada and Internationally. He says over the next couple of years they will narrow down the number of communities to one or two before going into detailed site characterization. He says that involves a lot of work as that’s when the heavy lifting is done, that’s when the boots are in the field and that will involve an investment of 200 million dollars or more per community to really provide all of the information that the NWMO needs to determine whether or not the repository can be safely built and operated in the location but also all of the information that the community needs to make an informed decision.
Krazanc adds as transportation is a concern they will be bringing in their transportation exhibit in late spring or early summer that includes one of their transportation containers.