SAUGEEN SHORES, ONT. — Public outcry has prompted this community along the shores of Lake Huron to delay plans to seek to be considered as a storage site for Canada’s used nuclear fuel.
Last week, Saugeen Shores council deferred a decision on the issue until at least May to allow council to educate the public on the issue.
“We got a lot of feedback … to be honest most of it was negative,” said Saugeen Shores Deputy Mayor Luke Charbonneau.
At issue is the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s search for an “informed, willing community” to be the site of an underground repository to store Canada’s high-level nuclear waste.
So far, about a dozen communities across Canada have expressed interesting in learning more about the project, with three of those communities being in Bruce County.