5. Where is the site for this project?

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is proposing to construct and operate a deep geologic repository (DGR) on the Bruce Nuclear Site (see map below), within the municipality of Kincardine, Ontario. 

Surface facilities would be located just north of the Western Waste Management Facility (WWMF), which acts as a temporary storage facility for low and intermediate level nuclear waste [1]. The repository would be a network of rooms and tunnels built 680 m underground, approximately 1 km inland from the shore of Lake Huron [2].

 

 
 

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References: 

  1. Ontario Power Generation (OPG). 2013. OPG’s Deep Geologic Repository Project for Low & Intermediate Level Waste [online]. Retrieved from: http://www.opg.com/generating-power/nuclear/nuclear-waste-management/DGR%20pdfs/DGR%20Overview%20Brochure_Updated%20Feb%202013.pdf

  2. Ontario Power Generation (OPG). 2011. OPG’s Deep Geologic Repository Project For Low & Intermediate Level Waste (Environmental Impact Statement, Volume 1: Main Report 1.2.3 Summary Description of the DGR Project) [online]. Retrieved from: http://www.opg.com/generating-power/nuclear/nuclear-waste-management/Deep-Geologic-Repository/Documents/Submission/01.Environmental-Impact-Statement-(Volume-1).pdf