Environment North AGM:

Consequences of Nuclear Energy

A recording of the public presentation "The Consequences of Nuclear Energy" is now available on the We The Nuclear Free North Youtube channel.

Here is a direct link: https://youtu.be/iRWwy8jLVcs 

The two options under consideration for the proposed deep geological repository (DGR) are the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation-Ignace area, about 250 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation-South Bruce area, about 130 kilometres northwest of London. To date, 60,000 tonnes of radioactive nuclear fuel waste have been generated. According to the NWMO, this highly radioactive waste will take a minimum of 45 years to be transported by truck.

This proposal affects all Ontarians. 

Dr. Winfield is a professor in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change at York University, and co-chair of the Faculty’s Sustainable Energy Initiative. He has published articles, book chapters and reports on a wide range of climate change, environment and energy policy topics. Dr Winfield is also the co-editor of Sustainable Energy Transitions for Canada.

Laura Tanguay, is a Ph.D. candidate in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change at York University. Her dissertation addresses environmental justice, and examines the processes for establishing consent for nuclear waste sitings, with a case study on the near-surface disposal facility in Chalk River, Ontario. She has also co-edited a report on Operationalizing Indigenous-led Impact Assessments.  

 Recordings of Recent Interviews/Presentations on Nuclear Fuel Waste

YouTube logoApril 13, 2024 - Dodie LeGassick of Environment North and Brennain Lloyd of Northwatch shared information on the All Voices Panel at the Ignace Nuclear Exploration Event. View it here (60 min.): https://youtu.be/mCAwLilwtEICILU logo

April 19, 2024 - On Thunder Bay's CILU radio, Environment North's Acting President Graham Saunders and Nuclear Lead Dodie LeGassick discussed issues around nuclear fuel waste transportation and burial in NW Ontario on Wiley Koyote's radio show, Paradigm Shift Café. Hear it here (90 min. with some lovely musical interludes): https://wethenuclearfreenorth.files.wordpress.com/2024/04/cilu-radio-graham-and-dodie-april-19-2024-final.m4a  

New e-Petition to the Government of Canada!

“Consent of All Along Nuclear Waste Transportation Route and Downstream”

Resolution: “We, the undersigned, citizens, residents and Indigenous peoples of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to require the Nuclear Waste Management Organization to demonstrate that it has the consent of residents and communities, including First Nations and Treaty Organizations, along the transportation route and in the region of and downstream of the candidate repository site(s) before selecting a site.”

Please sign this petition!  Open until May 3, 2024. https://www.ourcommons.ca/petitions/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-4852 

 Click here to sign the Change.org petition against burial of nuclear waste in Northwestern Ontario. Let's reach 15,000!

Say No to Nuclear Waste in Northwestern Ontario
To download this poster, CLICK HERE.  

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