Additional DGR Hearing Days Planned

The Joint Review Panel needs more information before it hands down a decision on the fate of Ontario Power Generation’s proposed deep geological repository.

The panel has announced it will schedule additional hearings after requesting more information from OPG and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission regarding the proposal, which plans to permanently store low and intermediate level nuclear waste nearly 700 metres below the Bruce nuclear site.

The request focuses primarily on the post-closure safety assessment and a recent radiation release at an underground nuclear waste facility in New Mexico.

The panel says once the information has been received, it will schedule further hearing dates.