Risk is a very relative concept, and as the time of exposure extends, a low-risk event can become a statistical certainty.
A referendum is not best way to gauge public willingness, nor is 2022 the time to hold such a vote.
Like the MP, we want to ensure people and the environment – including the Great Lakes – are protected for generations to come.
The NWMO scientists, in my opinion, have made a very convincing case that the many layers of engineered and natural barriers will permanently protect the spent fuel once it’s in the repository, but building the DGR is a different matter.
A total of 230 individuals participated in the process through one or more of the engagement activities. Participants had a range of ideas on how willingness could be measured, with the majority preferring a public referendum as fair, anonymous and clear.
Katrina McCullogh was the Community Engagement Specialist and she says there were a number of suggestions on how to measure willingness but some other themes emerged as well.
If it can be done safely, the NWMO will be ready to break ground in 2033, bringing hundreds more high-paying, high-tech jobs to our community, just as the Bruce refurbishment is winding down.
Deep geological storage of spent nuclear fuel is the internationally accepted best practice. Many countries around the world are proving it.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) released the results of a survey they say was conducted regarding their transportation planning framework.
In South Bruce we have the opportunity to do something great for Canada – permanently store Canada’s nuclear waste, using the latest science and technology.