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2014-04-09 at 21:58

Schreiber, Hornepayne, Ignace move to next stage in nuclear burial site process

By Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com

Three Northwestern Ontario communities are moving to the next stage as Canada seeks a long-term burial solution for nuclear waste.

Starting this month small fixed-wing aircraft will conduct aerial geophysical studies over Hornepayne, Ignace and Schreiber, as well as Creighton, Sask.

The three Ontario communities were among 22 who expressed initial interest with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization to potentially house a deep geological repository, that when constructed will safely contain and isolate Canada’s spent nuclear fuel.

Seven communities have been eliminated after the initial stage. Fifteen others, including Nipigon, Manitouwadge and White River, will continue on to the next phase of study. 

Ear Falls, Wawa and Red Rock were among the seven communities that have been removed from further study during the Phase 1 assessments. 

The NWMO says several more years of study will be needed before a site can be chosen. The organization adds a site won't be picked without extensive consultation in each community, as well as nearby First Nations and other surrounding municipalities. 

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dockboy says:
It is deadly for twelve thousand years and you'll bury it your backyard for a few jobs! Give your heads a shake people, short term gain, long term nightmare.
4/10/2014 3:04:44 PM
gimic says:
It isn't safe, some construction company will cut corners and nuclear waste will spill into Lake Superior or the surround lakes of Schreiber or end up in the town drinking supply. I'd rather my hometown not be home to three eyed fish thanks. Schreiber Mayor and Council is a joke, this isn't going to help the town its going to push people away. No one wants to live in a nuclear waste dump.
4/10/2014 2:34:05 PM
sky high says:
If they can shut down wind turbines in this part of the province because of a few moose and some owls, they will for sure shut down this nuclear waste project
4/10/2014 11:25:36 AM
paddlenut says:
Ignace and Hornepayne are not in the Great Lakes Watershed. And while I hear you Arch, its not the gaggle of tiny bankrupt townships that will be running this show....
4/10/2014 11:25:07 AM
pub27 says:
Pebble bed reactors are the answer for nuclear power, not this ancient technology, and there shouldn't be anything buried within 10000 miles of the great lakes...
4/10/2014 10:19:12 AM
Arch Stanton says:
Quote: "As soon as they hear the word Nuclear, they panic..."

CAN YOU BLAME THEM?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Three Mile Island, Windscale, Chernobyl, Fukushima etc etc etc..... Yep, nuclear power is as safe as houses....

History will shake its head at us when it realizes how a gaggle of bankrupt tiny townships were allowed to pollute the greatest bodies of fresh water in the world circa 2040 for an handful of jobs and a few dollars in taxes...

4/10/2014 9:23:21 AM
djs says:
Although I understand the need to develop an economic foundation for these communities, the communities that chose to have the reactors should be the ones that deal with the fall out from them. If there is no way to truly store or get rid of nuclear waste safely, these reactors should not have ever been built. We have seen the issues that have happened with the reactors in other parts of the world; do we really believe that the radiation from the waste will be safely stored forever???
4/10/2014 9:21:38 AM
nvjgu says:
I thought it was clean energy
4/10/2014 9:11:05 AM
dockboy says:
People down in the GTA think the people in Northern Ontario are morons. It your entertaining this idea, they're right!
4/10/2014 8:28:30 AM
responsible says:
I get a kick out of some people. As soon as they hear the word Nuclear, they panic.. These same people probably have not read any information on this project.. I mean credible information.. Not the fear mongering information.
Check out the NWMO site.http://www.nwmo.ca/.
the CNCS site.http://www.cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca/
The CNA site.http://www.cna.ca/
I could go on and on for sites .
Do your homework before you start crying " the sky is falling, the sky is falling "
4/10/2014 7:52:53 AM
jimbob100 says:
Well Schreiber....Even though meeting your Mayor a year ago, looks like he is still gun ho with bringing in all this nuclear waste....all you have left is small CPR station and a few stores but does this mean this waste will improve things??? Time to sell my camp there and I hope others do too!! goodbye tax base...
4/10/2014 6:59:50 AM
Thundereye says:
Man Kind has not invented a vessel that lasts a half a million years which is required to store the nuclear waste until it is safe. Heck the Piramids are a mere 5000 years old and they have been crumbling. That combined with ground water that may leak into Lake Superior equals a very bad idea.They tried this 40 years ago and was shut down then. What makes them think they have it all figured out now?
4/9/2014 11:33:45 PM
New Democrat says:
The whole point of the study is to minimize these risks. The waste exists and we need a safe place to store it.

Ontario's nuclear power plants are located in Southern Ontario. I'm of the opinion that if the cities in the south benefited from the power, they should bear the burden of the waste.

On the other hand, many northern communities are struggling and a facility like this would bring some jobs and some much-needed income into the tiny coffers of a small town.

It's not an easy decision. One town's decision may affect the water supply of the entire region if the people doing the study get it wrong. But where else can this waste go?
4/10/2014 5:03:02 AM
nik says:
This is the dumbest idea ever.. It's just a matter of time before it leaks into Lake Superior and contaminates a fraction of the 2% fresh surface water supply there is in the world.
4/9/2014 10:38:18 PM
S Duncan says:
Thunder Bay should have got in on this..

the marina would be a great spot, everything belongs down there!
4/9/2014 10:21:11 PM
glass half full says:
Not the marina, that's a bad choice it is actually useful.
My vote would be .. Under City Hall!!
Ensure all radioactive material is only buried Monday nights while council meets....

4/10/2014 8:17:35 AM
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