This web site has been created by a network of citizens groups concerned about nuclear waste.
Public Interest and Community Groups
There have been hundreds of letters and written submissions from members of the public and from volunteer, community and environmental organizations to date, and the review of the proposed "deep geological repository" is still in the early stages of the federal review. While many are from concerned individuals, there are numerous organizations who are participating in the review or otherwise raising concerns about the project.
Industry and Government
The federal Minister of the Environment, the Hon. Catherine McKenna, will make the decision on the environmental assessment of the project; given the controversial nature of the project, the federal cabinet will be consulted.
Ontario Power Generation is the proponent. They have developed the project and are currently seeking federal approvals. Their DGR project web site includes a project summary and links to the Environmental Impact Statement and supporting technical documents which are hosted on the web site of the Nuclear Waste Management Organziation ("consultants" to Ontario Power Generation for this project).
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency manages the federal environmental assessment review process, and is co-manager of the Joint Review Panel evaluating OPG's proposal to bury low and intermediate level radioactive waste beneath the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station. The Agency operates a public registry which provides links to all of the hearing documents, including notices, information items, and public submissions. The Guidelines for the Preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (issued in 2009) are posted on the registry (click on title or here) and provide an outline of what information OPG was to provide, and what the Joint Review Panel considers to be "in scope" of the review.
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is the federal regulator of nuclear facilities, and is responsible for licensingand overseeing nuclear projects, including the proposed underground repository. The CNSC maintains a web page with a selection of information about the proposed repository.