The Nuclear Waste Management Organization says it has resumed test drilling for a potential underground nuclear waste storage site near Ignace. Work is continuing on the fourth borehole, which was started before the COVID-19 pandemic, and preparations are underway for drilling a fifth hole. NWMO is also drilling its first borehole in the South Bruce area of southern Ontario, the only other site in Canada still under consideration for hosting the repository. It said the testing is an important part of its site selection process.
Timmins Today 9th May 2021 read more »
A citizens’ group is accusing Canada’s nuclear industry of using its financial might to groom a declining Ontario farm community into becoming a willing host for the country’s most dangerous radioactive waste. In a pamphlet about the proposed disposal site that was published last year, the Ontario municipality of South Bruce —which encompasses the farming communities of Teeswater, Mildmay, Formosa and Salem — says it’s “on the decline.” The pamphlet tells of a shrinking population, where rural towns and village “downtowns are fading from what they used to be,” with vacant store windows, big infrastructure bills and few prospects for new economic growth. Protecting Our Waterways – No Nuclear Waste, a grassroots citizens’ group, accuses the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) of taking advantage of the decline by spending millions of dollars on “goodwill” projects the community couldn’t afford on its own.
CBC 7th May 2021 read more »