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Brockton Impacted by NWMO's Preliminary Assessments in Bruce County

On December 2, 2014 the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) announced in a News Release that the Municipality of Brockton was not selected to be the focus of more detailed study to learn more about Canada's plan for the long-term management of used nuclear fuel.

Based on work undertaken collaboratively with each community, NWMO has assessed the Municipality of South Bruce and the Township of Huron-Kinloss as both having strong potential to meet site selection requirements and both municipalities have been identified for further study. Preliminary findings do not confirm technical suitability and safety of any site, and at this early point in the process no community is asked to confirm its willingness to host the project. These findings do not affect work ongoing in 11 other Ontario and Saskatchewan communities involved in the site selection process.

At this milestone in the process, the NWMO is recognizing the significant contributions of all five Bruce County communities that have participated in the process, Arran-Elderslie, Brockton, Huron-Kinloss, Saugeen Shores, and South Bruce,  by providing $400,000 to each upon establishment of a Community Well-Being Reserve Fund. 

To learn more about the Preliminary Assessments for each of these Bruce County communities visit the NWMO's Step 3 Preliminary Assessments page where you can click on each community to access their respective assessment reports.

Paper copies of the Brockton assessment reports will be available for review at the Municipal Office, Walkerton and Cargil Branches of the Bruce County Public Library and the Elmwood Branch of the West Grey Public Library.

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Brockton Community Liaison Committee

Brockton's Community Liaison Committee (BCLC) was established in 2013 to facilitate community engagement to learn more about the Site Selection Process in Canada's Plan for the long-term management of used nuclear fuel.

With the NWMO's December 2, 2014 announcement that Brockton was removed from the site selection process,  Brockton Council disolved the Brockton Community Liaison Committee on December 22, 2014.