For Immediate Release
Friday, January 24, 2020
South Bruce Continues in Site Selection Process
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) have announced that they have signed agreements with landowners in South Bruce that will allow sufficient access to land for studies at a potential deep geological repository location.
The Municipality of South Bruce will be moving forward to the next phase of site selection which will include technical site evaluation and social studies.
“The Municipality of South Bruce is excited to be moving to the next phase in the site selection process as a potential host community,” said South Bruce Mayor Robert Buckle. “We look forward to working with our neighbors as we explore the project further”.
A decision has not been made to site the repository in South Bruce but it allows NWMO to conduct further technical site evaluations in the area, including borehole drilling and environmental baseline monitoring. These types of studies will now be conducted in South Bruce, in Southern Ontario and Ignace, in northwestern Ontario. It is expected that NWMO will make a decision on a single preferred site by 2023.
“This is an important project for the region,” said South Bruce CAO/Clerk Leanne Martin. “We encourage residents and neighbors to learn more about the project and Canada’s Plan for the used nuclear fuel.”
To learn more about Canada’s Plan for used nuclear fuel visit: www.nwmo.ca