After four weeks of voting, Intercontinental Cry is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 People Land Truth Awards.
Coming in just a hair behind was Sandra Cuffe’s March 26 piece, “Victory! Saskatchewan to Remain Nuclear Waste Free” receiving the second highest number of votes. The story–which Cuffe put together faster than you can say “NWMO”–relays an important victory in the long-fought campaign to keep the province of Saskatchewan free of nuclear waste.
She informed us at the time that the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), established in 2002 under Canada’s Nuclear Fuel Waste Act (NFWA), finally made the decision to walk away from the town of Creighton, “the last of three Saskatchewan communities in the running to host a deep geological repository for the long term storage of spent fuel bundles from Canada’s nuclear reactors in Ontario, Québec and New Brunswick” Cuffe would later report.
It was a welcomed decision to say the least. And with there being so few victories in the nearly endless line of struggles to protect the planet from the ravages of industry, it was one that we were eager to publish.