Statement from Mayor Fort of Hornepayne
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement from Mayor Fort of Hornepayne

Hornepayne November 26, 2019

HORNEPAYNE, Ont., Nov 26, 2019 - "The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has decided to withdraw Hornepayne from the site selection process for a potential host area for a deep geological repository for Canada's used nuclear fuel. This time involved with the NWMO has been a tremendous learning experience for our community and I am grateful for the time that we have been in the Learn More Process and the generous financial contributions that have been made to our Community. Hornepayne is proud of the role that we and our neighbours have played in the process including taking on leadership positions with our local Community Nuclear Liaison Committee and volunteering time to learn more.

It has been a pleasure to work with, and partner with, our neighbouring Indigenous and municipal communities, including Constance Lake First Nation, Ginoogaming First Nation, Long Lake #58 First Nation, Missanabie Cree First Nation, Chapleau Cree First Nation, the Red Sky Metis Independent Nation, Manitouwadge and White River.

Our heartfelt congratulations go out to those communities remaining in the process - Ignace, Huron­ Kinloss and South Bruce . This will be an exciting time for you all and we wish you all the best of luck.

This decision by the NWMO does not change that we have a wonderful, caring community which will continue to be a great place to call home."

Mayor Cheryl Fort, Township of Hornepayne #lovewhereyoulive
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