The NWMO Hosts Open House in South Bruce
Area residents looked at a model of the new container design proposed to safely contain used nuclear fuel in the deep geological repository.
Residents of the Municipality of South Bruce and area had an opportunity to share their views about Canada’s plan for the long-term management of used nuclear fuel at a recent open house.
Participants also had an opportunity to have conversations about planning for preliminary borehole drilling, the updated project description and the results of preliminary economic modelling.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is a not-for-profit organization tasked with the safe, long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel inside a deep geological repository, in a manner that protects people and the environment for generations to come.
Founded in 2002, the NWMO has been guided for more than 20 years by a dedicated team of world-class scientists, engineers and Indigenous Knowledge Holders that are developing innovative and collaborative solutions for nuclear waste management. Canada’s plan will only proceed in an area with informed and willing hosts, where the municipality, First Nation and Métis communities, and others in the area are working together to implement it. The NWMO plans to select a site in 2024, and two areas remain in our site selection process: the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation-Ignace area in northwestern Ontario and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation-South Bruce area in southern Ontario.