Mobile learning centre carries information about nuclear fuel storage

Lisa Frizzell, Vice-President of Stakeholder Relations at the NWMO in front of the mobile learning centre in Teeswater on September 22, 2020. (Submitted photo)

A mobile learning centre with information about the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s plan for the long-term management of used nuclear fuel is back in the area.

The NWMO’s Mobile Learn More Centre arrived in Teeswater on Tuesday.

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

“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.”

The Mobile Learn Centre has been set up to follow physical distancing guidelines and is designed with multimedia, interactive and exhibits to explain the plan for a deep geological repository.

Work also continues in South Bruce including deep borehole drilling to further understand the geology, and the ongoing land access process.

The learning centre will be at the Teeswater Community Centre Wednesday and Thursday. It will then be set up at the Mildmay Freshmart on Friday and Saturday.

That will be followed up by stops at the Belmore Community Centre on Monday, September 28 and the Formosa Community Centre on Tuesday, September 29.