Protect Our Waterways - No Nuclear Dump 

Protect Our Waterways on the National POW-NNW represents the people in South Bruce who believe that the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s (NWMO) plan to bury over 58,000 tonnes of high-level nuclear waste is untested, unsustainable, and – based on independent research – unwanted in our community.

We are not anti-nuclear. The nuclear industry provides many of our residents with well-paying jobs and is a positive contributor to our local economy. However, South Bruce has already done its part for the industry. Just because the NWMO likes our geology doesn’t mean our community wants to store its nuclear waste underneath our geography.

POW-NNW is committed to providing the residents of South Bruce all the facts about the NWMO’s plan.

The NWMO’s Deep Ground Repository (DGR) plan, contrary to its claims, is not a best practice in the industry. The definition of “best practice” as in the dictionary is: a procedure that has been shown by research and experience to produce optimal results and that is established or proposed as a standard suitable for widespread adoption. Yet, no one has ever designed, built, and operated a DGR for high-level nuclear waste, anywhere in the world. (One site has been confirmed, near an existing nuclear power plant in Finland and won’t be in operation for decades). The NWMO’s DGR is not a best practice project. It is a centuries-long science experiment. The community that agrees to host this is also, by default, agreeing to become its guinea pigs (for generations to come.

That’s why a binding referendum is the only way to determine whether or not the people of South Bruce truly wish to be the final location for all of Canada’s nuclear waste.

Say NO to the NWMO!

Residents of South Bruce cannot trust the NWMO (Nuclear Waste Management Organization) to protect their future.

  • The mission of the NWMO is to serve the needs of the nuclear power industry and find a place to permanently abandon all of Canada’s nuclear waste.
  • The NWMO is committed to locating the world’s first-ever permanent landfill site for irradiated fuel bundles in either South Bruce or Ignace Ontario. This so-called ‘deep geological repository’ – in actuality a high-tech landfill site - is an experiment. Similar underground sites in Germany and the US for lower-level categories of nuclear waste have leaked radioactive material and required multi-billion-dollar clean-ups.
  • There are no studies to support NWMOs claim that the proposed nuclear waste dump will provide meaningful long term economic benefits

The NWMO has no ‘Plan B’. It is committed to putting all of Canada’s radioactive nuclear ‘eggs’ in the South Bruce or Ignace basket.

It plans to build a deep mine, fill it with nuclear waste, and then leave town. Generations of South Bruce or Ignace residents will then be forced to live forever above radioactive waste which will remain hazardous for more than 100,000 years.


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Say NO to the NWMO!


The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is aggressively pursuing a site for a deep geological repository (DGR) to bury all of Canada's high level nuclear fuel waste.

Posing as a not-for-profit organization but acting fully on behalf of the nuclear industry, the NWMO launched a site search in 2010 and persuaded 22 economically struggling communities to allow the NWMO to investigate their area. By 2020 the list of communities had been whittled down to two municipalities: South Bruce in southwestern Ontario and...

New Paper Petition to the Governement Of Canada

Dear Friends
The South Bruce council is in the process of creating a hosting agreement with the NWMO to accept all of Canada's high level used fuel waste . Once the agreement is signed a By-Election will be establish to conduct a referendum to determine if the residents are willing to be a host community for the NWMO project. 
The date for the by-election is not determined but expected sometime before the...

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