DGR Peer Review Complete
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 1:59 PMby
Consultants say Kincardine should ask questions about DGR nuclear waste project.
The repository would house low and intermediate waste from nuclear plants -- different from the proposal for used nuclear fuel.
The municipality hired Hardy Stevenson and Associates to complete a peer review which was presented to council last month.
President Dave Hardy says Ontario Power Generation did a pretty good job on the socio-economic effects on the people of Kincardine and as a result, they support the conclusions of the report.
However, Hardy says there are areas, they believe, that should be questioned by Kincardine in talks with OPG.
He says among other things more information is needed on assisting Kincardine with further development of economic benefits; make sure emergency measures are sound; doing a double-check to make sure any influx of workers can be handled by schools and health care facilities.
Also resulting traffic needs to be properly managed.
Hardy admits OPG doesn't have to consider any of the recommendations they have on their document but traditionally, they will be more than happy to sit down and talk about the issues.
Kincardine Mayor Larry Kraemer says they won't approach OPG with the results until the municipality has shared the review with Bruce County which at the earliest won't happen until June 7th.
The Joint Review Panel for OPG's proposed DGR project for low and intermediate-level waste announced a 6-month comment period that began this past February and Kincardine indicated it wanted to participate in the comment period through a peer review.
Cost of the review was just over 18 thousand dollars which was picked up by Ontario Power Generation.