South Bruce Municipality to host a free in-person Open House featuring International experts

The Municipality of South Bruce is one of the final two communities that the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is considering to securely store Canada’s used nuclear fuel in a deep geological repository (DGR).

On April 4th, the Municipality will be hosting a free Open House in Teeswater with International experts, members of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), NWMO and more, so that those who are interested can learn more and become more informed.

Why is a deep geological repository needed?

In Ontario, nuclear power supplies approximately half of its electricity every single day. The resulting used nuclear fuel, in the form of solid rods, is currently stored securely above-ground at seven sites across Canada, with about half of the used fuel located at the Bruce Power site.

CANDU reactors have been operating in Canada for 60 years, and the push for zero emissions is increasing the demand for clean electricity. Nuclear will continue to be a major source of power generation to provide reliable energy without carbon emissions that cause climate change.

Regardless of where the site is located, it is in the community’s interest, and for future generations, to find a long-term solution to safely store the used fuel.

The NWMO expects to select a site to build a DGR by the end of 2024. The selected site must be deemed safe for people and the environment.

To learn more about the proposed site and need for safe nuclear fuel storage,