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DGR Submission

DGR Submission

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​DGR Submission

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Preliminary Safety Report (PSR) and supporting documents for OPG’s Deep Geologic Repository for low and intermediate level waste were submitted by OPG to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (for the Joint Review Panel) on April 14, 2011.

The EIS consolidates and summarizes all aspects of the environmental assessment studies. It includes descriptions of EA methods, the DGR Project, and the existing environment, along with an assessment of likely environmental effects (including cumulative effects) and discussions of the EA follow-up program and the community engagement program. It also includes the Human Health Assessment.

The Preliminary Safety Report (PSR) presents the safety case that demonstrates that the DGR is safe to construct, operate and decommission, and that it will provide safe long-term management of OPG's L&ILW. Demonstrates the manner in which the DGR will comply with the applicable regulatory requirements; provides a description of the DGR site and its geological characteristics, preliminary DGR design, site preparation, construction and operation, and the results of safety assessments

To view supporting documents of the EIS and PSR scroll down to Additional Information. Other more detailed technical reports supporting the submission documents can be found at the bottom of the Project Development page under the headings of:

  • Site Characterization Technical Reports
  • Safety Assessment Postclosure Documents

If you would like to view a paper copy of the DGR Submission documents they are available at the public libraries of: 

  • Kincardine
  • Port Elgin
  • Walkerton
  • Bruce County (Saugeen Shores)

Sets are also available for viewing at the Kincardine Municipal Administration Centre and the County of Bruce Administration Building in Walkerton.

Additional hard copies of the EIS, PSR and EIS Summary are available for viewing at the following public libraries:

  • Chesley
  • Ripley
  • Southampton
  • Teeswater
  • Tobermory
  • Wiarton

Hard copies of the EIS Summary are available at municipal buildings in:

  • Arran-Elderslie
  • Brockton
  • Huron-Kinloss
  • Saugeen Shores
  • South Bruce
  • South Bruce Peninsula
  • Northern Bruce Peninsula

Additional Information



More detailed technical reports supporting the submission documents can be found at the bottom of the Project Development page.