.... to approve its proposal to bury low and intermediate level radioactive nuclear waste under the Bruce Nuclear Power Plant site, directly on the
Called a Deep Geological Repository, DGR or Nuclear Waste Dump, the 31 burial caverns are planned to be 680 metres below the ground carved out of limestone, and will extend to approximately 400 metres from
OPG suggests that the Nuclear Waste Dump will safely hold its radioactive contents for 100,000 years. Is it reasonable to conclude that an unmonitored Nuclear Waste Dump will contain its radioactive contents for 100,000 years? The
But it might be closer to home than you think, particularly if they are looking to bury it in "limestone":
Decommissioning low and intermediate level waste (LLW and ILW) will be disposed of at a regional disposal facility located in Ontario, approximately equidistant from OPG’s five nuclear stations.”
That could conceivably place the proposed site somewhere in the Orangeville area, suggested Brennain Lloyd of Northwatch, who first noticed the proposal in a blizzard of documents filed with the safety commission. Northwatch is a coalition of environmental and community groups in northeastern Ontario.