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Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization to spend millions on propaganda

Nuclear Waste Management Organization to spend millions on community engagement, stakeholders in coming years, CBC, Jeff Walters ·CBC News 04, 2020, The group responsible for finding a place to bury Canada’s spent nuclear fuel says it will work on community engagement as one of its key priorities over the next handful of years.

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), released its tri-ennial report, highlighting its successes over the past three years, and also looking to the future.
The NWMO said it will have a site selected by 2023 for its nuclear waste repository, with construction starting a decade later. The site would be in operation by 2040.  ……
The NWMO said it will continue to focus on education, particularly through its local Learn More centres, and also through a site in Oakville, where a mockup of the actual emplacement room, where the spent fuel would be stored.
The group said in the report it is looking at transportation options, mainly rail and road, to get the fuel to the proposed sites, which would see 90 per cent of the waste coming from four nuclear plants in Southern Ontario. The remainder would come from Quebec, New Brunswick and a fraction from Manitoba.

The NWMO said it would look for public input on transportation options through 2020, with the first shipment of nuclear waste shipped in 2043.

Public consultation over the past three years noted safety, transportation, and site selection are the major concerns with the project. Local risks and benefits were also noted as major priorities for those who are closest to the proposed sites…..Community engagement is also a priority for the NWMO, with the group budgeting up to $50 million annually within the next five years. An additional $5 million will be spent on stakeholder relations………

Over the past three years, the NWMO has sponsored, or partaken in over 70 community events in the Dryden and Ignace area. There are also dozens of school-related activities sponsored by the NWMO as well. ……

April 6, 2020 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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