Facts not Fear
Deep Geological Repository in South Bruce

Canada

Canada's Plan

Since 2007, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization has been implementing the Adaptive Phase Management System.

Olkiluoto

Other Countries

Scientists around the world agree that Deep Geological Repositories are the best solution for spent nuclear fuel.

Community

Research

Learn more about how a DGR provides many barriers between spent nuclear fuel and our water and farmland.

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.

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We’re on a journey together

Willing to Listen was formed by local citizens committed to learning about NWMO’s proposed deep geological repository (DGR) in South Bruce. We believed that to do our due diligence we shouldn’t just say ‘no’; rather we should learn as much as possible about the project and any potential impacts – positive or negative – on our community. We also wanted the people of South Bruce to make an informed decision based on facts and not fear and speculation.

What Can We Learn From the South Bruce Election?

The election results are in, and the people have spoken in South Bruce, with a whopping 59% voter turnout (nearly double the provincial average). What are we to take away from this election?

More than one issue in South Bruce election

Municipal elections will be wrapping up in about a week. The results will be in and we will shortly thereafter begin a journey with a newly elected council.
We all know that as residents, the decision about who represents us on council is in our hands. We elect them based on who we think will represent our municipality in a way that is respectful, responsible and fair.