Dryden's Mayor says he wants to learn more about nuclear waste, particularly if nearby Ignace is chosen as a disposal site.

Craig Nuttall said he wouldn't want to store the material near his city, but said he is approaching the issue "with a very open mind.  I am not saying I am for nuclear waste or against it but I'd like to learn more."

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Dryden Mayor Craig Nuttall says he is keeping an open mind about the economic benefits of nuclear storage, particularly if nearby Ignace becomes a storage site. (Supplied)

Nuttall, two councillors and a hospital representative will all visit the Darlington Nuclear Plant next month.

"There's going to be a lot of jobs available," he said. "I think this is probably 15 or 10 years away, and Iā€™m really interested in the job part."

The trip to southern Ontario will be paid for by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization.

"We're going there as a learning curve," he said.

"There [are] at least 1,200 construction jobs and the benefit for us is that all the jobs, I understand, are over a $100,000," he said.

"Where is Ignace going to get all these people for construction and so on, so I think it's important that we look at it."