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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.

Saugeen First Nation evaluates proposed nuclear waste facility on Lake Huron

Saugeen First Nation evaluates proposed nuclear waste facility on Lake Huron

The Saugeen First Nation is in the process of making its decision about a nuclear waste repository on their territory ...
US Congresswoman asks Trudeau government to reject nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron

US Congresswoman asks Trudeau government to reject nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron

Candice S. Miller represents Michigan's 10th congressional district in the US House of Representatives. In a recent column, she highlighted, ...
McKenna to decide on nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron on March 1, 2016

McKenna to decide on nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron on March 1, 2016

Maude Barlow asks you to defend Lake Huron by e-mailing the environment minister and expressing your opposition to ...
Trudeau will decide within weeks on nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron

Trudeau will decide within weeks on nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow walks on the shores of Lake Huron. The Council of Canadians is ...
Council & allies call on Ontario to reject nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron

Council & allies call on Ontario to reject nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron

Barlow visits Lake Huron The Council of Canadians has joined with one hundred other public interest groups to ...
Saugeen Ojibway Nation could stop nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron

Saugeen Ojibway Nation could stop nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron

Barlow visits Lake Huron A federal panel has approved a proposed low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste disposal site ...
WIN! Nuclear waste dump ruled out for Saskatchewan

WIN! Nuclear waste dump ruled out for Saskatchewan

The Committee for Future Generations receives our Activist of the Year award in Saskatoon. The Council of Canadians ...
Lake Huron would dilute radioactive leaks from nuclear waste site, says expert group

Lake Huron would dilute radioactive leaks from nuclear waste site, says expert group

Ontario Power Generation wants to build a 'deep geological repository' 1.2 kilometres from Lake Huron to house nuclear waste from ...