About 25 people in Elliot Lake and a dozen in the Blind River areas attended the communities’ CLC meetings. They heard from Tom Isaac on the NWMO’s proposed deep repository for high-level spent nuclear fuel. The spent fuel would be from nuclear reactors in: Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and New Brunswick.
The NWMO is currently looking at nine sites (down from 21) near communities in Ontario that expressed an interest in receiving more information on the project.
The project would see all of Canada’s high-level nuclear waste placed in an underground repository 1,500 feet below the surface, with a number of safeguards put in place. The NWMO is continuing to test the ground in those areas to see if the locations are suitable for a repository.
They hope to have an operational repository by the year 2035. Read more
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 – Kevin McSherry – Elliot Lake Standard
NOTE: Tom Isaac has been retained numerous times by Ontario Power Generation and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization; he provides opinion evidence in support of the OPG and NWMO nuclear waste burial proposals