Facts not Fear
Deep Geological Repository in South Bruce
South Bruce DGR — Willing to Listen is comprised of local citizens (including, but not limited to, nuclear workers, farmers, small business owners, teachers, nurses, tradespeople and parents) who are committed to learning more about the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s (NWMO) proposed Deep Geological Repository (DGR) in South Bruce.
We are neither for nor against the DGR, but we feel it is imperative that the people of South Bruce make an informed decision based on facts and not fear.
This is an opportunity for our community to learn about the science behind the long-term storage of used nuclear fuel, and to ask the important questions about how the DGR will ensure safe drinking water, the economic and social benefits that could positively impact our community, and any potential impact – positive or negative – on agriculture and land values in the area.
By simply saying ‘No’ to this project and not allowing the process to continue, we are not doing our due diligence to learn as much as possible about the DGR.
We owe it to our children and grandchildren to not simply ignore the fact our generation has benefitted from low-cost, clean nuclear energy. Willing to Listen asks that you educate yourself, ask pertinent questions of the NWMO, and learn about the science of the project, allowing you to make an informed opinion.
Facts are vitally important to this discussion, while fear can tear communities apart.
We have nothing to lose by learning as much as we can about the proposed DGR, and it is our duty to future generations to consider a long-term solution now.
It looks like another good crop season here in South Bruce. The beautiful summer weather and local events like the Formosa Homecoming remind me how privileged we are to live in this part of the world…
In the past couple of weeks, the NWMO announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the potential Deep Geological Repository for spent nuclear fuel that could be built here.
It’s natural for humans to be afraid, and to focus on, and even obsess about, things we’re afraid of.