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A million tons of radioactive waste next to the Ottawa River? You Must Be Kidding via Sierra Club Canada

By Ole Hendrickson, Chair of Board of the Sierra Club Canada Foundation The Sierra Club Canada Foundation is condemning a Government of Canada decision to allow 80 years’ worth of its accumulated radioactive waste to be put in a gigantic … Continue reading

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MPs and groups oppose hearings to license Canada’s first permanent radioactive waste dump via Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County and Area

OTTAWA, February 16, 2022 – Members of Parliament and 50 environmental and citizen groups are opposed to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)’s forthcoming hearings to license Canada’s first permanent “disposal” facility for radioactive waste. A statement calling for suspension of the hearings … Continue reading

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Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to Investigate Lung Cancer Rates Among Uranium Workers via Mother Jones

What’s happened to 80,000 people who have worked in Canada’s mines and processing facilities?  Charles Mandel This story was originally published by Canada’s National Observer and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is leading … Continue reading

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More nuclear reactors (SMRs): A bad investment for New Brunswick via NB Media Co-op

by Susan O’Donnell, Gordon Edwards, M.V. RamanaApril 4, 2021 The Government of New Brunswick has committed $30 million to develop two small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) projects on the Bay of Fundy next to the Point Lepreau reactor. The federal government contributed $56 million … Continue reading

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Former prime minister Jean Chrétien part of secretive project to store nuclear waste in Labrador, emails show via CBC News

Marie-Maude Denis, Jacques Taschereau, Daniel Tremblay  · CBC News · As borders closed and lockdowns hit last spring, a group of entrepreneurs and lawyers had something else on their minds: setting up a facility in Labrador for international nuclear waste.  Plans they had for a … Continue reading

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Who’s minding the nuclear file? Oversight needed for New Brunswick’s risky plutonium plan via NB Media Co-op

$50.5 million in federal taxpayer dollars for controversial technology to “recycle” used nuclear fuel by Susan O’Donnell and Gordon Edwards Pierre Elliot Trudeau banned the extraction of plutonium from used nuclear fuel in Canada. Yesterday Justin Trudeau lifted the ban under … Continue reading

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Ramana and Schacherl: Why the Liberals’ nuclear power plan is a pipe dream via Ottawa Citizen

Not only is this form of power expensive compared to the alternatives, we still haven’t resolved issues around radioactive contamination and hazardous waste streams. Author of the article:M.V. Ramana, Eva Schacherl On Nov. 18, Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan … Continue reading

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Young Jimmy Carter once averted a nuclear disaster via AV Club

Mike Vago […] What it’s about: A thrilling nuclear crisis, narrowly averted by a future president, which is shockingly a real life event and not an early ’90s Harrison Ford movie. And its setting, an Ottawa research facility that ran multiple … Continue reading

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Bruce County divided over becoming permanent site to store Canada’s nuclear waste via CBC

Canada has 57K tonnes of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel and nowhere to put it […] On Thursday, politicians in Bruce County debated whether their community should be home to a place to put that waste, what’s called a deep geologic … Continue reading

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Alert about Pickering nuclear plant incident sent ‘in error,’ no danger to the public, OPG says via CBC

‘There is no safety incident and there is no danger to the public,’ premier’s office says Ontario Power Generation says a provincial alert about an incident at the Pickering nuclear generating station east of Toronto early Sunday was sent “in error.” “There … Continue reading

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