Nuclear Waste in Northern Ontario  Past, Present - No Future!
Know Nuclear Waste
Nuclear Waste Management Organization's Burial Scheme for Irradiated Spent Fuel
Nuclear Waste Watch
A Pan-Canadian Alliance to challenge nuclear waste burial of nuclear wastes

Bruce Nuclear Waste Burial
Proposed Deep Geological Repository for Low  & Intermediate Level Wastes


For decades the nuclear industry has been skirting the question of what to do with the nuclear wastes they generate through the use of nuclear power by talk of "geological disposal". Their idea is to bury the highly radioactive wastes - hazardous for time periods longer than known history - deep below the surface of the earth. The problems are many. First, the risks of transferring and transporting the wastes, potentially long distances. Second, the "technology" of deep burial is unproven. Third, the radioactive hazards will long outlast any containers.

In Canada, there are three different nuclear waste burial schemes that the industry has publicly acknowledged (and there may be more). Ontario Power Generation is proposing to bury low and intermediate level radioactive wastes beneath the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Kincardine, on the shore of Lake Huron. The Nuclear Waste Management Organization in searching for a site to bury all of Canada's highly radioactive fuel waste and is now investigating 15 communities (reduced from 21 under investigation in 2013). And Atomic Energy of Canada Limited is proposing to bury decades-worth of research and operating waste beneath the Chalk River National Laboratory beside the Ottawa River.

Additional Links

Canadian Association of Physicans for the Environment

Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
Canadian Environmental Law Association
Citizens Environmental Alliance of Southwestern Ontario
Committee for Future Generations - Northern Saskatchewan

Conservation Council of New Brunswick
Council of Canadians
David Suzuki Foundation
Durham Nuclear Awareness
Energy Probe
Environment North
Great Lakes United
Greenpeace Canada
Huron Grey Bruce Citizens Committee on Nuclear Waste
International Institute of Concern for Public Health
Inter-Church Uranium Committee
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
Mouvement Verte Maurice
National Council of Women
Nuclear Ontario
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
Ontario Sustainable Energy Association
Pembina Institute
Physicians for Global Survival
Port Hope Community Health Concerns Committee
Port Hope Families Against Radiation Exposure
Resau quebecois des groupes ecologistes
Science for Peace
Sierra Club of Canada
Tritium Awareness Peterborough
United Church of Canada
Voice of Women for Peace

 Hearing on OPG's DGR to Resume
On March 25, 2014 the Joint Review Panel for Ontario Power Generation's Proposed Deep Geologic Repository for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive wastes announced that it would be reconvening the hearing after receiving all of the additional iinformation required of OPG since the hearing adjourned in October 2013.

Radioactive Releases at WIPP
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico - the nuclear industry's example "successful" nuclear waste burial - made headlines with a truck fire in early February. Nine days later a release of radiation began. It included to-surface releases of Americum-241 and Plutonium-239. At least 17 workers tested positive for internal radiation. The cause remains unknown. View a report by the Southwest Research Information Centre.
In November 2013 the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO)  announced the completion of the first phase of preliminary assessment  (Step 3, Phase I) for eight of the 21 communities being studied as possible nuclear waste burial sites. Creighton in Saskatchewan, and Ignace, Hornepayne and Schreiber in Ontario have been identified for "further study". English River, Pinehouse, Ear Falls and Wawa were dropped from the NWMO list. In mid-January Saugeen Shores and Aaran Ederslie, both in Bruce County, were dropped while still mid-point through Phase I of Step 3. Fifteen communities remain on the NWMO list of candidate sites.


coming soon!
News Sites
Know Nuclear Waste
News and views from communities being studied as possible nuclear waste burial sites.
No-Nuke News
News and information from around the world on why nuclear is not the solution to our energy needs.
Nevada News Feed
U.S. and international news stories

Copyright 2013, Designed by: The All Art Directory