friends are a big source of where our community members get their information
about Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel,
according to a survey commissioned by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization
in participation with the Municipality of South Bruce.
The survey was conducted in September and October, 2019 in the Municipality
of South Bruce. It was in efforts to understand how people currently access
information about Canada’s plan and on communications preferences going forward.
Drop by the Mildmay-Carrick Recreation Complex between 5:30 and 7:00p.m. to check out the NWMO’s NEW Mobile Exhibit. This mobile Learn More Centre contains interactive exhibits, 3D models, hands-on learning opportunities, videos, photos and more.
Stick around the Recreation Complex to attend the regular meeting of the SBCLC in the main hall to learn more about exciting upcoming community events and opportunities!
Come one, come all – the South Bruce community is invited to participate in a Family Science Night on Thursday, September 26 at the Mildmay-Carrick Recreation Complex. Participants are welcome to circulate at their own pace through a variety of fun, youth focused hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities in a highly interactive and entertaining way facilitated by Scientists in School. The NWMO’s new interactive Mobile Learn More Centre will also be on site with a host of staff to share information about Canada’s plan for the safe, long term management of used nuclear fuel in a fun and easy to understand format. This family-oriented community event will include a free dinner – so bring your appetite for knowledge and join us for dinner to learn more!
Register now to reserve your spot by visiting us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/SBFamilyScienceNight
All South Bruce residents, property owners and businesses
are invited by the South Bruce Community Liaison Committee & Nuclear Waste
Management Organization (NWMO) to register for the upcoming June 10 tour of the
NWMO Oakville Demonstration Facility. This tour provides an opportunity to
learn more about the extensive design, optimization and proof testing program
that is underway to support the safe, long-term management of Canada’s used
This is a free event with transportation and lunch provided.
Pre-registration is required by June 5, please contact Cassandra at
519-392-6623 or email@example.com
to register. Registration closes on Wednesday June 5, space is limited, act now
to reserve your spot!
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is
responsible for implementing Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management
of used nuclear fuel, in a manner that protects people and the environment.
Canada’s plan calls for used nuclear fuel to be isolated and contained in a
deep geological repository located in an area with informed and willing hosts.
The Municipality of South Bruce expressed interest in the site selection
process and began learning about Canada’s plan in 2012. We are now one of five
communities continuing to learn, and one of two communities participating in
the Land Access Process.
A key part of the site selection process is studying and identifying a site that can safely house the underground repository and its surface-level facilities. Part of that work requires the NWMO to assemble and access sufficient land to complete these studies. This will be done through the Land Access Process which involves the NWMO asking local landowners to participate in a process and consider signing an option agreement or offering land for purchase.
Next Steps for Interested Local Landowners:
Drop by the NWMO Learn More Centre in Teeswater
to speak with NWMO staff and understand what it means to participate in the
Land Access Process
About the Land Access Process:
At this stage in the process, no community has
decided whether or not they wish to host the project; the Land Access Process
is just part of the site investigation process that is part of the larger site
The NWMO is looking to access approximately
1,500 acres (600 hectares) belonging to one or multiple landowner(s).
Landowners who sign option agreements will be
compensated, including $10,000 to cover the costs of professional fees (such as
appraisal, legal advice or an accountant), plus 10 per cent of the fair market
value of the property as an option payment.
The NWMO will only need to access small areas to
conduct studies, which will allow people to continue to live and work on their
land after signing the option agreement.
If the NWMO purchases the land, landowners may
be able to leaseback much of the land and continue current land use for decades
Canada’s plan is funded by waste owners through
annual payments to trust funds that cover the costs of building, maintaining
and decommissioning the project, as well as separate payments to cover annual
operations. This land access initiative fits into the NWMO’s long-term fiscal
plan and does not change the overall cost of the project.
If the area proves to be willing hosts and the
site is selected as a preferred site, the NWMO may exercise the option and
purchase the land within five years
If you are interested in learning more about Canada’s plan,
or the Land Access Process, please visit the NWMO Learn More Centre at 12B
Clinton Street in Teeswater. The Learn More Centre is operating with extended
office hours from Thursday May 16 to Saturday June 1, 2019.