Tuesday, September 25, 2012 by John Divinski
NWMO reports there is sufficient land for DGR without disturbing protected areas.
Saugeen Shores has been given the green light to move forward as a potential host community for a Deep Geological Repository for spent nuclear fuel.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization has okayed the results of the initial screening test.
The house was only half full at the Rotary Hall as NWMO officials explained to councillors that Saugeen Shores met all of necessary requirements to continue on if they so desire.
Councillors learned there is sufficient land to house the repository, without disturbing protected areas such as heritage sites and provincial parks.
The land also does not contain obvious known geological and hydro geological conditions that would make the area unsuitable.
Council voted to receive the report but has not made a decision as to what to do next but Mayor Mike Smith has his ideas.
He says he’s not afraid to learn more about it.