Disposal of Low- and Intermediate-Level Nuclear Waste (LILNW)

The Joint Review Panel (JRDisposal of Low- and Intermediate-Level Nuclear Waste (LILNW)

William Leiss (September 2014)

The Joint Review Panel (JRP), order a three-member panel appointed by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), has just concluded public hearings on a proposal to bury LILNW in a deep geological repository (DGR) at the Bruce Nuclear site near Kincardine, Ontario. The project website will be found at the following URL: http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/details-eng.cfm?evaluation=17520.

Three colleagues and I completed a series of reports, commissioned by Ontario Power Generation (OPG), the project proponent, at the request of the JRP:

  1. Report of the Independent Expert Group on Qualitative Risk Comparisons among Four Alternative Means for Managing the Storage and Disposal of Low and Intermediate‐Level Radioactive Waste in Ontario (March 25, 2014). [Download]
  1. Report of the Independent Expert Group on Additional Figures and Interpretation in Support of Qualitative Risk Comparisons among Four Alternative Means for Managing the Storage and Disposal of Low and Intermediate‐Level Radioactive Waste in Ontario (May 20, 2014). [Download]
  1. Report of the Independent Expert Group on Risk Perceptions of the Four Alternative Means for Managing the Storage and Disposal of Low and Intermediate‐Level Radioactive Waste in Ontario (May 8, 2014). [Download]

A copy of the Qualitative Risk Comparisons Report is available, here:

 

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