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Thursday, January 5, 2017

OPG releases study on DGR at Kincardine

Tiverton | by Kevin Bernard  

The reports supports burying nuclear materials at the Bruce Power site.

 
Ontario Power Generation has filed a detailed report on the proposed Deep Geologic Repository at Kincardine, and the finding concludes that location is the best.
 
Manager of Corporate Communications for OPG in Bruce County, Fred Kuntz says two alternate locations were considered in the study.
 
One would be in "crystalline rock" and one in "sedimentary rock".
 
Kuntz says both add significant costs and environmental effects compared to the planned DGR at Bruce Power.
 
OPG submitted the information late last month, (Dec.) after it was requested by the Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change last year.
 
The study shows the two alternate locations would add up to 3.5 billion dollars to the cost of burying low and intermediate level nuclear waste in Kincardine.
 
OPG is hoping to get the go-ahead for the DGR some time in late summer or early Fall. 
 
It would store low and intermediate nuclear waste from Darlington, Pickering and the Bruce Power sites.
 
OPG maintains research shows the geology 680 metres below the Bruce nuclear site is ideal for a DGR.
 

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