Citizens Provide Local Knowledge About Proposed Borehole Locations in South Bruce

This photo depicts a South Bruce man and woman looking at a drill rig on display outside an open house held in Mildmay in early November.

A South Bruce couple explore two drill rigs on display as part of the South Bruce open house held in Mildmay on November 3 and 4.

An open house held in Mildmay on November 3 and 4 provided an opportunity for South Bruce and area citizens to help guide the next phase of work in preliminary assessment studies – initial borehole drilling.

The initial borehole would be for research purposes only, and it would not be expected to be a repository site. It would advance understanding of the general geology across the community and help assess the area’s potential suitability to safely host a deep geological repository for used nuclear fuel.

Citizens in attendance at the open house had an opportunity to view four proposed borehole locations on a map. These included proposed industrial land in Teeswater; landfill, treatment plant and gravel pit area in Teeswater; Mildmay treatment plant area; and the municipal landfill area in Mildmay.

Citizens were asked to share local knowledge about these areas, located on municipally owned land. These valuable comments will help the NWMO and community work together to identify the preferred location for the research borehole.

The NWMO hopes to continue talking with community members about the proposed borehole locations throughout the remainder of 2016 and into 2017.