NWMO PRESIDENT AND CEO VISITS POTENTIAL HOST COMMUNITIES FOR DGR 4/13/2018 6:35:39 AM
Choosing a site to host the Nuclear Waste Management Organization's (NWMO) Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) for used nuclear fuel is no easy task.
22 communities initially showed interest, which has since been narrowed down to 5. Out of the possible sites, 2 are South Bruce and Huron-Kinloss.
President and CEO of NWMO, Laurie Swami, was in Bruce County this week to meet with our potential host communities. She tells us the criteria NWMO is seeking in a potential host site.
The site selection project has a budget of $23 billion dollars, and the repository project could bring 2,400 jobs over a 40-year lifespan. However, a final decision isn't expected until 2023.
NWMO wants the public to be aware that this project is not the same as the proposed DGR that would be used to safely store and isolate low and intermediate-level nuclear waste at the Bruce nuclear site.