NWMO Learn More Centre rolls back into South Bruce

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has once again brought its Mobile Learn More Centre to South Bruce neighbourhoods and communities to share Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel and to serve up the straight facts based on science.

“Now is the time to get involved and learn more about Canada’s plan,” said His Worship Robert Buckle, Mayor of South Bruce.

“I encourage residents across South Bruce and our neighbours in the area to take advantage of this opportunity and tour the Mobile Learn More Centre. We know there are questions – this is a great way to speak to experts first-hand.”

“People have the right to accurate information and we have a responsibility to provide it. We encourage people to come to the Mobile Learn More Centre and make their own determination based on facts, not misinformation,” said Lisa Frizzell, Vice-President of Stakeholder Relations at the NWMO.

“Over the past few months, we have all had to adapt how we work and live. We know many of you have questions, and our staff is here to answer them. That’s why, today, we are excited to open the doors of our Mobile Learn More Centre to the residents of South Bruce and neighbours. You will notice some changes to ensure physical distancing, but our message remains the same: we are here to share facts about Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term storage of used nuclear fuel.”

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Ms. Frizzell also shared information on ongoing work in South Bruce including: deep borehole drilling to further understand the geology, the importance of local input in the environmental baseline studies and the ongoing land access process. “This work will help ensure the potential deep geological repository will safely contain and isolate used nuclear fuel for centuries to come.”

She also highlighted the recent municipal resolution that focuses on a set of principles stemming from the project visioning work.  “The resolution is an important example of our collaborative approach with the municipality and South Bruce. We want to thank the mayor and council for their ongoing leadership and careful consideration of Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel.”

Resident Tony Zettel, also spoke saying that many South Bruce residents feel grateful that NWMO is considering the community as a site for the proposed DGR.

The Mobile Learn More Centre is a rolling exhibit designed to travel across the province and country to share Canada’s plan and the NWMO’s work with local communities. It includes multimedia, interactive and static exhibits to explain Canada’s plan for a deep geological repository. The exhibits and the trailer have been adapted to ensure safety and physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The NWMO’s Mobile Learn More Centre has returned to the region for the first time in six months and is currently at the Teeswater Community Centre.  The NWMO is excited to meet with citizens from across South Bruce and the surrounding communities face-to-face, but in a safe and physically distant manner.