Northwest Nuclear Exploration Event
Join us for an exhibition event to explore and learn about nuclear.
10:00 am to 8:00 pm
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
200 Beaver Street, Ignace ON P0T 1T0
The Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation-Ignace area in Northwestern Ontario is one of two potential host areas for a deep geological repository, that would isolate, and store Canada’s used nuclear fuel for the very long term.
The Township of Ignace is inviting communities to learn more about the nuclear industry and the deep geological repository project near the Revell. Please plan to attend the event and learn more about nuclear topics like nuclear energy, safety, regulations and oversight, the environment, international experiences, project economics, Indigenous Knowledge and more.
Donna Chief, Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation
Welcoming Remarks and Acknowledgement of the Lands
Interim Mayor Baigrie
Environmental Baseline Monitoring and Change Assessment Programs
Michelle Nearing, NWMO
An overview of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s baseline environmental monitoring programs and associated environmental change assessment programs. The presentation will go over data that has been produced from these environmental programs to date and provide an overview of the future work planned in the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation-Ignace area. There will also be a short workshop where we will be seeking feedback from local residents on the initial findings of our change assessment programs.
Integrated Strategy for Radioactive Waste
Sara Dolatshahi, NWMO
The Strategy submitted to the Minister of Natural Resources on June 30, 2023 for consideration, recommends approaches to address the gaps in waste disposal planning for all of Canada’s radioactive waste from electricity generation and the production of medical isotopes. Learn about the strategy and the recommendations for long-term disposal plans.
Introduction to Electricity
Learn about electricity and how we use it in our everyday lives. The culminating activity for this workshop will be to create a “squishy” circuit using LED lights and Play-Doh.
Nuclear Sustainability Services Radioactive Material Transportation
Colin Crawford, Ontario Power Generation
OPG’s Nuclear Sustainability Services division has the overall accountability for the transportation of used nuclear material, and they safely transport radioactive materials and equipment over public and private roads and highways. Join us to learn about the safe transportation of used nuclear fuel.
Advanced Circuit Building
Learn about the difference between series and parallel circuits using snap circuits provided by Science North. The workshop will highlight practical applications for each type of circuit and shine a light on careers involving electricity.
Youth are invited to explore and grow with STEM, crafts, games and activities in the Kids Energy Zone.
(Hosted by Science North, Nuclear Waste Management Organization, and the Township of Ignace)
CANTEEN HOSTED BY IGNACE SCHOOL GRADE 7&8 TORONTO TRIP
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
- Nuclear Sustainability Services, including Decommissioning
- Nuclear Sustainability Services Radioactive Material Transportation
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Local Government District of Pinawa & StarCore Nuclear
Crossroads Employment and Training Centre
Ontario Research Fund
- University of Waterloo
- York University
- Western University
Integrated Strategy for Radioactive Waste (ISRW)
Nuclear Waste Management Organization
- Regulatory Decision Making: Impact Assessment and Licensing
- Used Fuel Packaging Plant
- Surface and Underground Facilities
- Used Fuel Transportation and Engineering Package & Design
- Engineered Barrier System, Corrosion and Microbiology
- Geoscience & Safety Assessment
- Environmental Baseline Monitoring
- Socio-Economic Studies
Willingness - Ignace Community Nuclear Liaison Committee
The Corporation of the Township of Ignace
Prof. Jason Donev, University of Calgary
Science North and more…..
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