Nuclear Waste

Proximity Principle for Nuclear Waste Environment North and We the Nuclear Free North presented the Proximity Principle to the City of Thunder Bay Intergovernmental Affairs Committee and outlined the many concerns of transportation and burial of high-level nuclear fuel waste. February 23, 2024
Congratulations! Environment North board member, Dodie LeGassick is the recipient of the 18th Annual Ilkka T. Ovaska award for social responsibility. November 23, 2023
Nuclear Waste Proximity Principle presented at Queen's Park! Learn more, watch the video...

Radioactive Wastes - The Questions Multiply View Dr. Gordon Edwards' Presentation:
"Radioactive Wastes: The Questions Multiply" recorded at the Environment North AGM, April 2023 and read Graham Saunders' article. Dr. Gordon Edwards is president of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, was on tour in Northwestern Ontario. Graham Saunders is vice-president of Environment North.
May 7, 2023
Environment North delivers 25,000 postcards In early April, 2023, 25,000 households in Thunder Bay will receive a postcard detailing the dangers of proposed nuclear fuel waste transport through the city. April 11, 2023
Freshwater Heroes Award Environment North was one of the 2022 Freshwater Hero Award recipients. March 1, 2023
Impressions of the NWMO: less than candid Fred F. Kimberley's recent letter in the Chronicle Journal describes the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO).
Dryden Nuclear Forum On September 28 and 29, 2022 the Dryden Nuclear Education and Engagement Committee (DNEEC) presented a forum on nuclear waste disposal.

Environment North AGM - 2022 Environment North was thrilled to have environmental justice lawyer Kerrie Blaise and author and activist Maude Barlow present at the virtual Annual General Meeting. A recording is available. April 22, 2022
Nuclear energy will not help counter climate change Four international nuclear regulation experts release a joint statement, "Nuclear is just not part of any feasible strategy that could counter climate change." January 30, 2022
Swedish government approves next steps in construction of nuclear waste repository. "REGRETTABLE and IRRESPONSIBLE" according to the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review (MKG) since concerns about the safety of the copper cannisters remain. January 29, 2022
Deep Geological Disposal Still Under Scrutiny An update on the nuclear waste disposal plans for Sweden and Finland - further study of copper corrosion and a test tunnel. September 18, 2021
Nuclear Energy - Will it help solve climate change? For a snapshot of the debate on whether nuclear energy can help address climate change read about the opposing views of climate scientist James Hansen and energy analyst Paul Dorfman. A recent article in the journal "Energy Policy" concludes that nuclear energy has a very limited role. May 22, 2021

We the Nuclear Free North A newly formed alliance opposes burial of highly radioactive nuclear waste in Northern Ontario. April 2, 2021

Downloadable Poster: SAY NO! To Nuclear Waste in Northwestern Ontario Just for us in NW Ontario. Download your 8.5" x 11" poster and post liberally!