Feature Two Big Stories of 2015


Written for Canadian Community News by Mike Sterling

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Two stories dominated the online attention of the Canadian Community News.  They both had to do with Nuclear Power.  They both had strong local content.

Coming first was the Joint Review Panel’s (JRP) decision on the proposed Deep Geological Depository for low and intermediate waste intended for Kincardine.

The second was the news that Bruce Power, the largest nuclear power plant in the world has secured an agreement that stretches 30 years into the future with up to 18,000 jobs being involved either directly or indirectly.  This injects billions into the Ontario economy insuring that the coal plant shutdown does not leave a hole in electrical power.

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The JRP’s decision was groundbreaking.  They studied more than 10 years of research and engineering and months of testimony for and against before coming to a decision.  The 232 page report and recommendation is now in the hands of the government.  For the full report. Read More

Highlighting safety and suggesting a time frame “sooner rather than later”, the JRP came down strongly on a go ahead and safety.  They rejected other ideas presented before them due to their safety criteria.


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