Dec 27, 2023
By Kathy Hyde
A critical milestone is on the horizon for Canada’s ambitious plan to bury its nuclear waste.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization plans to select a site for the repository by late next year.
It’s down to two sites in Ontario, once in the Northwest, the other in the South-Bruce area of Southern Ontario.
Millions of bundles of used nuclear waste will be placed in a network of rooms connected by a series of tunnels, as deep below the Earth’s surface as the CN Tower is tall.
Once a site is selected, the used fuel will be loaded in over 50-to-60 years, then monitored for 70 years before being sealed up.