Planning for a community decision on the APM Project
Let's Talk About How We Decide Whether We Are Willing
Ignace residents are continuing to learn about and explore the Adaptive Phased Management (APM) project and siting it in this area. Before we make the decision, we first need to decide how to make the decision.
The project, called Adaptive Phased Management (APM), is the core element of Canada’s plan for the long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel. The used fuel is a by-product of electricity production from Canada’s nuclear power plants. The decision to manage used fuel underground was selected by the Government of Canada in 2007 after a nation-wide dialogue about a range of approaches. The dialogue involved a broad cross-section of citizens, Indigenous peoples, and technical specialists. Canada’s plan is consistent with the international consensus and best practice for managing used fuel.
In late 2022 or early 2023, we will have more information about the project being implemented in the Revell area based on detailed technical and social community studies and insight on what a partnership agreement with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) would include. We need to think now about how we will make that decision and to put a plan in place for our future decision-making.
We need your involvement in developing a plan for Ignace decision-making. As always, we look forward to speaking with you and hearing your thoughts. As well as carrying on the conversations on this very important proposal, we want to ensure that you are heard, engaged, and understood.
Message from Ignace Community Liaison Committee, Chair Brad Greaves