‘Dumpstock’ Draws a Crowd Southampton

Sunday, August 19, 2012
by John Divinski  – Bayshore Broadcasting

More public education on a proposed Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) possibly locating in Saugeen Shores, and money to access that education was a recurring theme at a public meeting in Southampton, as part of Dumpstock.

Save Our Saugeen Shores (SOS) sponsored the meeting which was attended by 250 people, according to one SOS spokesperson.

The President of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, Doctor Gordon Edwards, challenged Saugeen Shores council and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) to come up with money that would allow individual citizens to educate themselves on the pros and cons of a DGR in the town that would store used nuclear fuel.

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Huron-Kinloss geography could host used fuel deep geologic repository (August 2012)

By Garit Reid, Lucknow Sentinel

Thursday, August 16, 2012 2:39:33 EDT PM

Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) confirmed that the geography of Huron-Kinloss will allow it to move on to the third stage of the adaptive phased management program, investigating the possibility of establishing a Deep Geologic Respository for used nuclear fuel from Canada’s nuclear reactors. A Candu reactor nuclear fuel bundle is shown. (NWMO photo)

An initial screening process indicates that Huron-Kinloss Township could host a Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) for the long-term storage of Canada’s used nuclear fuel.

The report was presented on Aug. 14 at a special council meeting at the council chambers in Ripley.

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Aboriginal elders at SK survival camp condemn nuclear waste proposal (August 2012)

Meadow Lake Progress
Posted August 15, 2012

Aboriginal elders from Saskatchewan and Alberta gathered near Ile-a-la-Crosse on the August long weekend and unanimously rejected plans to store nuclear waste in the area.

The Survival Celebration Camp for Sustainable Earth was held Aug. 3 to 6 on South Bay and was hosted by the Committee for Future Generations, a local anti-nuclear group.

Participants came from as far as Montreal, Victoria and Germany, the committee says in a news release.

Leaders of the communities of Pinehouse and the English River First Nation have opted to participate in a process to select a long-term deep geological repository for all of Canada’s nuclear waste. Many residents in those communities are opposed.

“All the elders are saying the same thing: that we don’t want anything to do with nuclear waste,” said Mary Jane Wolverine, a Dene Elder from English River First Nation.

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An Opportunity to Gain a New Perspective on the Deep Burial of Nuclear Waste – August 18 Event in Southampton

For Release 11 am EDT, August 13, 2012

SOS-Save Our Saugeen Shores

Press Release
SOS- Save Our Saugeen Shores Announces Dumpstock 2012, Featuring An Educational Opportunity For The Public To Gain A New Perspective On
The Deep Burial Of Nuclear Waste And A Benefit Concert.

Saugeen Shores, ON, 8/13/2012: Please join us for a presentation featuring Gordon Edwards Ph.D., President of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility.

Dr. Edwards will present an educational program about Canada’s proposed solution for high-level nuclear fuel waste management including the NWMO’s (Nuclear Waste Management Organization) site selection process that currently involves 19 Canadian communities including 7 in Bruce and Huron Counties. He will specifically address issues about the siting of a high-level nuclear waste deep geological repository in Saugeen Shores, a proposal currently under consideration by the Saugeen Shores Council. Dr. Edwards has extensive experience as a consultant on nuclear issues and is qualified as a nuclear expert by Canadian and international courts.

Following Dr. Edwards’s presentation Bronwyn Drainie, Editor, Literary Review of Canada, will moderate a panel discussion/question and answer session. Confirmed panelists include Councillor Taun Frosst of Saugeen Shores, and John Jackson, Director of Great Lakes United. A representative of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization has been invited to attend as well.

When: Saturday, August 18th, 2012, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: The Southampton Curling Club (the Annex), 26 Albert Street South, Southampton, Ontario (attached to the Coliseum)

Sponsored by: SOS, Save Our Saugeen Shores

We are also inviting the public to make a day of it in beautiful Saugeen Shores and join SOS for a Benefit Concert that evening featuring The Reklaws, a renowned Ontario Country and Pop band, at the Port Elgin Beach Band Shell from 8-10 pm. Donations appreciated.

Contact: Cheryl Grace
SOS, -Save Our Saugeen Shores
info@saveoursaugeenshores.org
P.O. Box 234
Southampton, ON
N0H 2L0

Passing DGR Grade Huron Kinloss (August 2012)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
by John Divinski

Huron Kinloss has received a passing grade from the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) as a potential host for a Deep Geological Repository.

NWMO officials were on hand on Tuesday night with the results of an initial screening study that was conducted by consultant AECOM of Toronto.

Scientist and spokesperson Bob Leech says they’ve concluded that in Huron Kinloss, there is sufficient lands available that a DGR could be considered.

The report indicated the parcel of land would have to be about 1K by 1K in size while the underground size is one- and – a – half- kilometres by two – and – a- half- kilometres at a depth of 500 meters.

Mayor Mitch Twolan says he was happy to hear that where the depth of the repository goes will not be impacted by groundwater. 

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DGR Talk in Huron Kinloss Huron (August 2012)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
by John Divinski

It’s report- card time of sorts for Huron Kinloss when it comes to the area’s suitability to host a Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) for spent nuclear fuel.

Huron Kinloss Mayor Mitch Twolan says a special meeting of council is being held Tuesday night and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has been doing a feasibility study to see if the region can host the facility. 

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DGR Conflict in Brockton (August 2012)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
by Robyn Garvey

Brockton will decide this fall if it wants to move on to the next step in the Deep Geological Repository program — but it appears Council is split on the issue.

Brockton is one of 20 communities in Canada that has voiced an interest in the Deep Geological Repository that would house Canada’s high level nuclear waste.

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization provided Council with an in – depth presentation on on stage three on Monday night.

This stage will involve a feasibility study that will take two to three years to complete.

Councillor Chris Peabody has voiced concerns over the proposal — questioning how Brockton can trust the science behind the safety of such a depository.

Peabody notes Germany has a failed deep geological repository — and he feels they need to take a look at that “fiasco” before moving ahead. 

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