Feb 212018
 

Thanks to Janet M: Easy petition to sign electronically! Petition to the Government of Canada Whereas: The federal government “owns” over 2 million cubic meters of radioactive waste, none of which is securely contained in long-term management facilities; A consortium of five multinational corporations has been contracted to operate all federal nuclear sites where this […]

Jan 182018
 
2018-01-18   'Insanity' to allow nuclear waste storage  near Ottawa River, Indigenous groups say  CBC News

  Canadian Nuclear Laboratories facility in Chalk River, Ontario, could be up and running in 2020 Julie Ireton http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/chalk-river-nuclear-waste-indigenous-1.4492937  (There’s a 41 second video clip at the URL) Indigenous groups don’t want permanent nuclear waste site near river Indigenous groups say a plan to store nuclear waste near the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario is “insanity” and want […]

Dec 042017
 

Information and Action Request follows:   MY SUBMISSION TO:   Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)     cnsc.interventions.ccsn@canada.ca FROM:  Sandra Finley   RE:   re-licensing of Chalk River Laboratories   AECL, a crown corporation, owns the nuclear operations at Chalk River. CNL (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories) is a corporate, private sector, international conglomerate, set up to run the affairs of […]

Nov 252017
 
2017-11-24  Earthquake Risk Keeps Heat on Vulnerable Nuclear Reactors,   truthdig,  by Harvey Wasserman

  Canadians defeated nuclear reactors in Alberta, then in Saskatchewan, in this new century.  Economic arguments easily won the day – citizens were horrified when they understood how much they would be paying for a kilowatt of electricity.  And you pay forever (radioactive waste is still unresolved after more than half a century). Some people […]

Jul 302017
 

From Dr. Gordon Edwards,   Dear Friends and Colleagues:   The site of the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories and the nearby Canadian military base, Camp Petawawa, are situated on the traditional territory of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan. The management of Chalk River Laboratories is now in the hands of a consortium of profit-oriented multinational corporations […]

Mar 292017
 

By Diane Cardwell & Jonathan Soble, New York Times, March 29 2017                                 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/business/westinghouse-toshiba-nuclear-bankruptcy.html?_r=0 Westinghouse Electric Company, which helped drive the development of nuclear energy and the electric grid itself, filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, casting a shadow over the global nuclear industry. The filing comes as the company’s corporate parent, Toshiba of Japan, scrambles to stanch huge losses stemming […]

Jul 212016
 
2016-07-21  Revealed: Thatcher aide wanted to use Prince William to hobble CND (UK:  Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament),  The Guardian

Newly released files show PM’s press chief suggested releasing footage of royal baby to keep CND protests out of the news   Princess Diana with Prince William in 1983, a time of growing opposition to the deployment of US cruise missiles in UK. Photograph: Anwar Hussein/WireImage Margaret Thatcher was privately warned by foreign secretary Francis […]

Mar 032015
 

From: Sandra Finley Hi Andy, It is party, party time for Larry K and others:   The Nuke Waste Mgmt Organization is taking leave from Saskatchewan!    The Committee for Future Generations  won the battles at Pinehouse and English River. NWMO announced today, they are pulling out of the last community, Creighton.  (Their reason for leaving is […]