Know Nuclear Waste
A Public Interest Information Project
COMING UP - FEBRUARY ON-LINE WORKSHOPS
Nuclear Waste On-line is a series of on-line presentations throughout February 2013. Weekly workshops provide an introduction to nuclear waste in Canada, an overview of how nuclear facilities are regulated, a outline of proposals for the deep burial of nuclear waste. and a comparison of different country approaches to assessing nuclear waste burial proposals. Twice per week, February 5 to March 1. Join us!
LET'S STAY IN TOUCH!
Visit our community blog to follow news stories and updates about communities involved in the NWMO siting exercise or post your own news update. "Like" us on Facebook to follow news postings from the community blog and events listings. And subscribe to our newsletter providing information and updates from and for communities being studied as potential burial sites for nuclear waste and those along potential transportation corridors
New Regional Coalition Formed to Oppose Burial of Radioactive Waste Dec. 13, 2012, WALKERTON
Growing concerns about the targeting of the eastern shore of Lake Huron for the burial of radioactive waste, and the lack of transparency in that process, have prompted the formation of a new regional umbrella group to oppose the nuclear industry's plans. The Bluewater Coalition Against the DGRs brings together several citizens' groups in the three counties to share information and strategy. Read more
Nuclear Waste Watch Re-launched On November 15th the tenth anniversary of the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act coming into force - Nuclear Waste Watch sent a letter to the federal Minister of Natural Resources the Hon. Joe Oliver calling for a review of the decade-old Nuclear Fuel Waste Act and to order the nuclear industry to conduct its business in a more open and accountable fashion. The alliance of over 30 faith, environmental, community and health organizations also issued an open letter to the communities being studied by the NWMO as possible burial sites. Read more
Swedish Review Finds Major Shortcomings in Nuclear Waste Repository Plan - October 31 - Canadian environmental groups concerned about a proposal to bury nuclear waste in Canada are calling recent statements by the Swedish nuclear regulator "very significant". Earlier this week the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority released its finding that the Swedish nuclear industry's application for a geological repository for nuclear waste was inadequate in several key areas.