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Monday, September 24, 2012

Big Crowd Anticipated for DGR

Saugeen Shores | by John Divinski  

Saugeen Shores Council moves meeting to larger room for DGR screening report.

It's showtime at Saugeen Shores council.

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization will be front and centre with its initial screening report on a proposed Deep Geological Repository for the area.

Monday's Council meeting is being moved to the bigger Rotary Room at the Plex to accommodate the huge crowd that is expected to be on hand to hear the results.

It gets underway at 7:30 PM and for those that can't make it -- it's being webcast as well on the Saugeen Shores website.

Mayor Mike Smith says from day one this was the idea to find out if this area can support a DGR for spent nuclear fuel and he expects that answer tonight.

A similar presentation was made in Huron Kinloss in mid-August and the screening was encouraging there saying the geology and the acreage available made it a continuing candidate.

The NWMO already has several open houses planned in Saugeen Shores to inform the public on the results.

Mayor Smith says don't read too much into the fact that open houses are already planned which could indicate that the results will be positive.

Huron Kinloss waited until after the results before planning any open houses.

The NWMO presented a similar report to Arran Elderslie Council on Monday morning and it found no geological issues in the municipality and the land is favourable for a DGR.

 

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