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Nuclear waste

Many existing and proposed nuclear power facilities and nuclear waste sites are on the shores of the lakes, rivers, and oceans across Canada. There is a risk that nuclear waste could leach into groundwater and even surface water that communities depend on.

The federal government has been letting the nuclear industry manage its own radioactive waste for years with minimal oversight – one of the many examples of corporate capture in the country. At the same time, the federal government has been subsidizing the development of dangerous nuclear technology with no plan to safely dispose of the additional waste created over the coming decades.

Industry won’t regulate itself. We need strong, transparent, and effective federal oversight of the nuclear industry to avoid leaving a radioactive legacy to the generations that will come after us.

Nuclear waste hidden Pristine lands bear silent burden Community's voice lost.

Buried secrets and unheard voices

Canada plans to abandon its most radioactive nuclear waste without real community consent ...
Stop the Chalk River Nuclear Megadump

Public Rally, Stop the Chalk River Nuclear Megadump Feb. 28-Mar. 1

Calling all concerned citizens of the Kichi Sibi (Ottawa River) watershed! Thank you to folks who joined us in solidarity ...
Chalk River Nuclear Waste Dump Approved Without Free Prior, Informed Consent

Chalk River nuclear waste dumps approved without free, prior, informed consent 

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission approved a controversial proposal to build a radioactive waste disposal facility at the Chalk River site ...
Algonquin chiefs joined by Green Party Leader Elizabeth May for press conference on proposed waste dump

Algonquin First Nations oppose giant radioactive waste mound beside the Ottawa River on their unceded territory

Algonquin chiefs joined by Green Party Leader Elizabeth May for press conference on proposed waste dump ...
Radioactive Waste

Algonquin First Nations standing firm to prevent a giant radioactive waste mound next to the Ottawa River in their unceded traditional territory

It’s been a long seven years since the multinational corporations that run Chalk River Laboratories on behalf of the federal ...
Radioactive Waste

Radioactive waste: The making of a grassroots campaign

This year, Council of Canadians chapter activists showed us what a truly grassroots campaign looks like – and what we ...
(Recording) Webinar: Interrupting the Nuclear Industry’s Greenwashing

(Recording) Webinar: Interrupting the Nuclear Industry’s Greenwashing

A national webinar "Interrupting the Nuclear Industry’s Greenwashing", from March 11th, 2022. Chapter activists across Canada ask why and how ...
Don't let the nuclear industry decide how to manage radioactive waste

Don’t let the nuclear industry decide how to manage radioactive waste

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has never failed to approve a license for the nuclear industry, even when serious concerns ...
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