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OPG's Deep Geologic Repository Project for Low & Intermediate Level Waste

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is assisting Ontario Power Generation (OPG) in seeking regulatory approval for site preparation and construction of a Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) for the long-term management of low and intermediate level waste (L&ILW) from OPG-owned or operated reactors. Only low and intermediate level waste from the Pickering, Darlington and Bruce nuclear generating stations will be accepted for storage in the DGR. Used fuel will not be stored in the DGR.

 

The proposed DGR would manage about 200,000 cubic metres of low and intermediate level waste in underground emplacement rooms.

 

Committed to Safety

The proposed DGR will be located about 680 metres (2,230 feet) underneath the Bruce site. It will be constructed in low permeability limestone capped by 200 metres of low permeability shale. These rock formations, in excess of 450 million years old, are intact and do not have any major faults or fractures even though they have been subjected to many geologic events. They are stable and predictable and have excellent isolating capabilities. This type of setting is ideal for hosting a repository and ensuring long-term safety.

 

 

DGR Key Features

DGR Key Features  

 
     

DGR Contact Information
Contact information for the DGR project is:
Box 7000, B21
Tiverton, Ontario
N0G 2T0 Canada
Tel: 519.368.1639
Fax: 519.368.1607
Email: dgrinfo@opg.com

 

 

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