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Ontario Power Generation (OPG) appreciates the support of local communities and organizations in developing a lasting solution to the storage of nuclear waste.
The municipal councils of Saugeen Shores, Huron-Kinloss, and Bruce County recently passed resolutions reaffirming support of OPG’s Deep Geologic Repository (DGR), similar to an earlier resolution passed by Kincardine council. They submitted their letters to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA), which is reviewing the proposed DGR for storing low-and-intermediate-level nuclear waste.
Other letters of support came from the Canadian Association of Nuclear Host Communities, Bruce Power CEO Mike Rencheck, the Grey Bruce Labour Council and the Grey Bruce Health Unit, as well as other groups, companies and individuals. International experts agree that a DGR is best practice for storing nuclear waste; and a federal Joint Review Panel (JRP) concluded that the geology deep below the Bruce site is ideally suited for a DGR, to protect the environment for hundreds of thousands of years.
Addressing public interest: This month, OPG has welcomed multiple teams of journalists on tours of the Western Waste Management Facility (WWMF). Video crews were assigned by Vice Media, TVOntario, CTV’s W5 and the University of Michigan journalism school, each of them producing stories on nuclear energy and the proposed DGR.
W5’s Lloyd Robertson also hosted a Town Hall in Kincardine on a snowy Friday night, filming local residents as they expressed views on the DGR. Supporters stated that the science is sound, public review has been extensive, and storing the waste safely underground is the right thing to do for future generations.
Neighbours, at your door:
Coming soon to 34,000 homes in Bruce County – the Winter 2017 edition of Neighbours.
The printed newsletter of the Western Waste Management Facility keeps residents informed about OPG’s local activities, including sponsorship of community initiatives such as expansion of the Kincardine Trail.
If you have any questions, please give me a call.
Fred Kuntz Manager,
Corporate Relations and Communications – Bruce County
(T) 519-361-6414 ext. 3456
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Thursday, March 16, 2017