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NWMO in Southwestern Ontario
The NWMO has produced numerous reports on their investigations in the South Bruce area, including:
NWMO Reports related to their "Step Three, Phase 2" investigations in South Bruce are HERE
NWMO reports which are available through the NWMO web site can be found HERE
NWMO's 2005 "Choosing a Way Forward" Final Report is found HERE
NWMO's 2010 "Process for Selecting a Site ..." is found HERE
NWMO's Community Liaison Committee in South Bruce is found HERE
NWMO May 2020 South Bruce Site Selection Update is HERE
Visit PROTECT SOUTH BRUCE - NO DGR to learn more about local concerns and opposition.
In May 2019 the NWMO initiated what they called a “land access process”, approaching local landowners with offers to pay for the option to study their land, and to buy it out at 25% above market rate should the NWMO decide to proceed with a repository in that location. The NWMO stated publicly and in documents that they required 1,500 acres. In January 2020 the NWMO announced that it had aggregated nearly 1,300 acres (526 hectares) of land northwest of Teeswater, Ont. The agreements include a combination of option and purchase arrangements that allow the NWMO to conduct studies and landowners to continue using the land, in some cases through leaseback arrangements. If the site is selected to host the repository, the NWMO would purchase the optioned land.
The farmlands optioned by NWMO are located approximately 30 kms from Lake Huron and would be built under and around the Teeswater River, an important tributary of the Saugeen River, which flows to Lake Huron.
The area is east of the east of the Kinloss-Culross Sideroad, north of Bruce Road 6, west of Bruce Road 4 and south of Concession 10, just northwest of Teeswater.
Teeswater area, southwestern Ontario
A land of rolling hills and scenic roads, the Teeswater area has strong agricultural roots – it is home to Gay Lea Foods Co-operative and Ontario Goat Co-operative - and farming, fresh food, and a rich history are deeply rooted.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization has now focused their investigation of potential burial sites for all of Canada's high level nuclear fuel waste on two remaining areas: the Revell Lake area, 45 kilometres west of Ignace, in northwestern Ontario, and an area just north of Teeswater in the Municiaplity of South Bruce in southwestern Ontario.