As most readers will know by now, South Bruce is in the process of possibly becoming the host site for Canada’s Deep Geological Repository for spent nuclear fuel.
Join Sheila Whytock and guests as they discuss a wide range of topics, including the science behind Deep Geological Repositories around the world, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, nuclear energy, safety, local issues, and much more.
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.
I recently spent a Saturday at my South Bruce home, pruning apple trees, while listening in to a symposium on Rocky Flats, a former nuclear weapons manufacturing site that has suffered severe radioactive contamination.
The fact that there are a small number of scientists who disagree with this conclusion does not mean that there is not an international scientific consensus.
The events in the Ukraine remind us how fragile is the fabric of peace, good government, and economic stability that we’ve enjoyed for so long in Canada.
Like all great opportunities, there is a choice to be made, and like all choices, there is an element of risk.
I am proud of being a nuclear worker supporting my family, helping to get to a future with zero greenhouse gas emissions, vital medical isotopes and a better planet for everyone.
I’m writing this letter, as I’ve written all my letters, on my own time, as a volunteer, not as part of my job.