Sunday, June 24, 2012
by John Divinski, Bayshore Broadcasting

Saugeen Shores council is going on record as supporting the low and intermediate nuclear waste Deep Geologic Repository in Kincardine.

Mayor Mike Smith says Council is sending a letter of support to the Joint Review Panel which is reviewing the Environmental Assessment of such a project. Smith says Saugeen Shores has been part of the process since the initial filing and he doesn’t believe anything has changed since then. Smith says he’s comfortable with the filing before the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and he believes the CNSC will make the proper decision in the long run.

In 2004, Kincardine and Ontario Power Generation signed a Host Community Agreement. Saugeen Shores was named as an adjacent municipality in that agreement and has benefited financially ever since.

Meanwhile the group Save Our Saugeen Shores has planned a peaceful protest walk to oppose a proposed used nuclear fuel dump in the community. Saugeen Shores is one of several communities that has expressed an interest in the multi million dollar project.

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The protest will be held next Saturday June 30th at 11 AM in Southampton.