(I dunno – – Is this a “Public-Private-Partnership“? The Government hands the thing over to a Consortium of Transnational Corporations; tax-payers just provide the money. We become the bankers. Does that automatically make us partners? ) Background to the Ottawa Citizen article below, by Gordon Edwards: Covered for the first time in Canada’s national […]
2019-02-19 Scientist says some pollution is good for you – a disputed claim Trump’s EPA has embraced. LA Times
With thanks to Gordon Edwards: Comment: Industry loves the concept that pollution can be “sold” as a benefit to people. In particular, claiming that chronic radioactive pollution left over from nuclear disasters or from atomic warfare is not ultimately harmful, makes both the spread of nuclear power worldwide and the potential for “limited” nuclear warfare […]
2018-08-20 A New Era: Abandoning Defunct Nuclear Reactors Press Release. You should know.
Media Advisory – Press Conference – Tuesday August 21, 2018 A New Era: Abandoning Defunct Nuclear Reactors The Government of Canada is spending billions on such projects and there are no national policies to stop this from happening. Who: Chief April Adams-Phillips, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Gilles Provost, Ralliement contre la pollution […]
2018-04-23 Nuclear: In support of Grand Chief Patrick Madahbee, email to CBC (The Current).
My appreciation to Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee for his patience in the CBC interview of him, and for taking the nuclear waste issue to the United Nations. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/nuclear-waste-disposal-in-canada-is-an-accident-waiting-to-happen-says-indigenous-leader-1.4629258 Nuclear waste disposal in Canada is ‘an accident waiting to happen,’ says Indigenous leader ‘People are gambling with people’s lives,’ says grand council chief of the […]
2009-09-21 From toxic waste to toxic assets, the same people always get dumped on, The Guardian
The Guardian is in the U.K. This article uses the term “fly-tipping”, not a term we use here. I looked it up: as I understand, it is “tipping” (as in garbage being “tipped” from a truck at a dump) and “on the fly” meaning “in a hurry” or “on the run”. In this context, it […]
2018-02-21 House of Commons electronic petition (on nuke waste) — people with Canadian addresses only, please!
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 […]
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 […]
A great video, John Oliver on nuclear waste. With many thanks to Angela and the activists in Ontario: Sept. 18, 2017 ☢ Nuclear Waste: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Late night comedy hour explains why the United States desperately needs to build a metaphorical toilet for all that waste. 18 min. video. The World […]
2017-07-26 Background Paper: The Harm Caused by Radioactivity (Gordon Edwards)
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 […]
2015-03-03 Yeeeaay! The stalwart won the battle! Nuclear waste will not be trucked to northern Saskatchewan for burial!
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 […]