by Scott Miller,

WINGHAM, Ont. — We’ll know by the end of 2019 whether nuclear waste will be allowed to be buried in Bruce County.

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) committed to not build Canada’s first permanent nuclear waste facility without consent of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON).

That First Nations band says they will hold a binding vote of their roughly 5,000 members in mid-December.

OPG and the band have been holding community meetings throughout Ontario with Saugeen members over the past two years. That will culminate in a vote this December.

OPG wants to bury 200,000 cubic metres of low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste on the Bruce Power site.

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