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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

DGR Conflict in Brockton

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

At least one Councillor is concerned about DGR, citing failures in Germany.


Brockton will decide this fall if it wants to move on to the next step in the Deep Geological Repository program -- but it appears Council is split on the issue.

Brockton is one of 20 communities in Canada that has voiced an interest in the Deep Geological Repository that would house Canada's high level nuclear waste.

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization provided Council with an in-depth presentation on on stage three on Monday night.

This stage will involve a feasibility study that will take two to three years to complete.

Councillor Chris Peabody has voiced concerns over the proposal -- questioning how Brockton can trust the science behind the safety of such a depository.

Peabody notes Germany has a failed deep geological repository -- and he feels they need to take a look at that "fiasco" before moving ahead.

Mayor David Inglis points out that step three does not commit Brockton to the project.

Inglis says it simply indicates a willingness by Brockton to learn more about the project and participate in the feasibility study.

Inglis notes it will take seven years before a host community is chosen and work gets underway.

The Mayor adds Brockton will only proceed to the final stages if it has the support of the community.

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization will make a presentation to Huron Kinloss Council on Tuesday night.

 

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