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Concerns about nuclear waste near Ignace, Ont., prompts one woman to hit the pavement – CBC

Darlene Necan says not enough Indigenous people raising their concerns over nuclear repository

Sep 16, 2020

One woman’s concern over a proposed nuclear waste repository near Ignace, Ont., means she will walk hundreds of kilometres to raise awareness about the project.

For the past decade, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has engaged the Township of Ignace, and eight nearby First Nations to determine if the area is interested in hosting the repository.

Darlene Necan, a member of the Ojibways of Saugeen First Nation in Savant Lake, about 150 kilometres north of Ignace, said she has concerns over what the project could do to the water in the area.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/ignace-ontario-nuclear-walk-1.5725341