By: John Spears Business reporter, Published on Tue Dec 02 2014

One more community has been dropped from the running to become the homes of Canadas high-level nuclear waste.

But two others have completed another stage, leaving 13 communities in the running 12 of them in Ontario and one in Saskatchewan.

Brockton, which includes the towns of Walkerton and Hanover, has been dropped from the list of sites being considered by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO).

But the NWMO will do further research in two other Bruce county communities ­ Huron-Kinloss and South Bruce.

That means fieldwork will begin on assessing whether the geology in the two areas is suitable for a long-lived nuclear waste site.

Preliminary work in the two rural communities has determined both have strong potential to meet site selection requirements, the NWMO said in a release.

It is looking for a place to entomb the spent fuel from Canadas nuclear reactors ­ fuel that remains dangerously radioactive for hundreds of thousands of years, and must be shielded from the environment.

Source: Toronto Star


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