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OPG's Proposed Deep Geo Repository for Low  & Intermediate Level Wastes



Welcome


For decades the nuclear industry has been skirting the question of what to do with the nuclear wastes they generate through the use of nuclear power by talk of "geological disposal". Their idea is to bury the highly radioactive wastes - hazardous for time periods longer than known history - deep below the surface of the earth. The problems are many. First, the risks of transferring and transporting the wastes, potentially long distances. Second, the "technology" of deep burial is unproven. Third, the radioactive hazards will long outlast any containers.

In Canada, there are three different nuclear waste burial schemes that the industry has publicly acknowledged (and there may be more). Ontario Power Generation is proposing to bury low and intermediate level radioactive wastes beneath the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Kincardine, on the shore of Lake Huron. The Nuclear Waste Management Organization in searching for a site to bury all of Canada's highly radioactive fuel waste and is now investigating 15 communities (reduced from 21 under investigation in 2013). And Atomic Energy of Canada Limited is proposing to bury decades-worth of research and operating waste beneath the Chalk River National Laboratory beside the Ottawa River.

Additional Links

Canadian Association of Physicans for the Environment

Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
Canadian Environmental Law Association
Citizens Environmental Alliance of Southwestern Ontario
Committee for Future Generations - Northern Saskatchewan

Conservation Council of New Brunswick
Council of Canadians
David Suzuki Foundation
Durham Nuclear Awareness
Ecojustice
Energy Probe
Environment North
Great Lakes United
Greenpeace Canada
Huron Grey Bruce Citizens Committee on Nuclear Waste
International Institute of Concern for Public Health
Inter-Church Uranium Committee
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
Mouvement Verte Maurice
National Council of Women
Nuclear Ontario
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
Ontario Sustainable Energy Association
Pembina Institute
Physicians for Global Survival
Port Hope Community Health Concerns Committee
Port Hope Families Against Radiation Exposure
Resau quebecois des groupes ecologistes
Science for Peace
Sierra Club of Canada
Tritium Awareness Peterborough
United Church of Canada
Voice of Women for Peace



EVENTS
February 7th
Burying Nuclear Waste?
Panel Presentation & Discussion Toronto


Wednesday, February 11,  7 pm
Schreiber Recreation Centre
Dr. Gordon Edwards
Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
Guest Speaker of the Schrieber CLC
 
February Webinar Series
Nuclear Waste Online
February 4 @ 7 pm
 
Canada Update 2015 on
Nuclear Fuel Waste Burial
February 11 @ 10 am
Radiation's Health Effects
February 18 @ 12 noon
Nuclear Risk:
Calculating the Incredible
February 25 @ 2 pm
Emergency Planning
in the Nuclear Age


NEWS BRIEFS
FOUR OF SIX COMMUNITIES IN NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO MOVED ON IN NWMO SITING PROCESS
January 22, 2015 - The Nuclear Waste Management Organization released the "preliminary assessment" done as Phase I of Step 3 of their nine step siting process being undertaken to attempt to secure a burial location for all of Canada's high level nuclear fuel waste. The Townships of the North Shore and Spanish on the north shore of Lake Huron will not be moving on to the next phase; Elliot Lake, Blind River, White River and Manitouwadge will move on to the next stage of investigation by the NWMO. READ MORE

WIPP LIKELY CLOSED TO 2018
January, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Energy and the contractor that runs the federal government's troubled nuclear waste repository say it could be more than three years before all operations resume. The repository has been closed since February 2014. Read More

BROCKTON DROPPED BY  NWMO
December 3, 2014 - Brockton is no longer "in the running" as a potential burial site for high level nuclear waste.The Nuclear Waste Management Organization dropped the municipality following a municipal election where the only councillor to be re-elected was the sole opponent of nuclear waste burial on the previous council. Read More

DGR HEARING ADJOURNED
The Joint Review Panel appointed to evaluate Ontario Power Generation's proposal to bury nuclear waste beside Lake Huron adjourned the hearing September 18th in Kinkardine. READ MORE

NIPIGON WITHDRAWS FROM NWMO SITING PROCES
June 2014 - The Township of Nipigon has withdrawn from the nuclear industry’s investigation of multiple communities as potential nuclear waste burial sites Read more.

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News and views from communities being studied as possible nuclear waste burial sites.
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