Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) Vice-President of Site Selection, Dr. Ben Belfadhel, provided an update on the next steps for South Bruce in the site selection process at the South Bruce Council meeting on May 26th.
South Bruce is one of two potential hosts in the site selection process for a deep geological repository and associated facilities, including a Centre of Expertise . NWMO announced in November, 2019, that studies are also continuing in the Township of Ignace, in northwestern Ontario.
NWMO is planning to begin field studies later this year at the potential repository site, that includes borehole drilling, geophysical studies, environmental monitoring, and other site investigation work such as Indigenous cultural verification, to determine whether it meets the project’s robust safety requirements.
The NWMO expects to identify a single, preferred site to host the project, in an area with informed and willing hosts, by 2023.
For more information on the NWMO update, CLICK HERE.