Nuclear Waste in Northern Ontario  Past, Present - No Future!

Know Nuclear Waste
Tracking and debunking the NWMO's Burial Scheme(s) for Irradiated Spent Fuel

Nuclear Waste Watch
A Pan-Canadian Alliance to challenge the burial of nuclear wastes

Bruce Nuclear Waste Burial
OPG's Proposed Deep Geo Repository for Low  & Intermediate Level Wastes


For decades the nuclear industry has been skirting the question of what to do with the nuclear wastes they generate through the use of nuclear power by talk of "geological disposal". Their idea is to bury the highly radioactive wastes - hazardous for time periods longer than known history - deep below the surface of the earth. The problems are many. First, the risks of transferring and transporting the wastes, potentially long distances. Second, the "technology" of deep burial is unproven. Third, the radioactive hazards will long outlast any containers.

In Canada, there are three different nuclear waste burial schemes that the industry has publicly acknowledged (and there may be more). Ontario Power Generation is proposing to bury low and intermediate level radioactive wastes beneath the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Kincardine, on the shore of Lake Huron. The Nuclear Waste Management Organization in searching for a site to bury all of Canada's highly radioactive fuel waste and is now investigating nine communities (reduced from 21 under investigation in 2013). And Atomic Energy of Canada Limited is proposing to bury decades-worth of research and operating waste beneath the Chalk River National Laboratory beside the Ottawa River.

Additional Links

Canadian Association of Physicans for the Environment

Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
Canadian Environmental Law Association
Citizens Environmental Alliance of Southwestern Ontario
Committee for Future Generations - Northern Saskatchewan

Conservation Council of New Brunswick
Council of Canadians
David Suzuki Foundation
Durham Nuclear Awareness
Energy Probe
Environment North
Great Lakes United
Greenpeace Canada
Huron Grey Bruce Citizens Committee on Nuclear Waste
International Institute of Concern for Public Health
Inter-Church Uranium Committee
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
Mouvement Verte Maurice
National Council of Women
Nuclear Ontario
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
Ontario Sustainable Energy Association
Pembina Institute
Physicians for Global Survival
Port Hope Community Health Concerns Committee
Port Hope Families Against Radiation Exposure
Resau quebecois des groupes ecologistes
Science for Peace
Sierra Club of Canada
Tritium Awareness Peterborough
United Church of Canada
Voice of Women for Peace

Coming Events

February 2019
Nuclear Waste On-line
Webinar Series

(Click on title to register)
Thursday, February 21 @ noon  Canada Update 2019 on Nuclear Waste

Thursday, Feb 28 @  noon

  Drilling Down: NWMO Exploratory Drill Program

Kerrie Blaise, Northern Legal Services, CELA

Thursday, March  7 @  noon
Small Modular Reactors in Canada
Dr. M.V. Ramana


"A Final Resting Place for Nuclear Waste"
March 2018 Blog by Geoffrey H. Fettus, NRDC

France: Police battle protesters over nuclear waste storage plans,
March 2018

DGR Money Coming to Bruce Towns, February 2018

A Pact with the Devil, February 2018

The long term problems of what to do with nuclear waste remain entirely unsolved, writes Andrew Blowers in The Ecologist. Yet governments and the nuclear industry continue to peddle their untenable 'bury and forget' policy of deep geological disposal, which only unloads the toxic legacy of modern day nuclear power and weapons onto uncountable future generations. Click HERE to read.

News Sites
Know Nuclear Waste
News and views from communities being studied as possible nuclear waste burial sites.

No-Nuke News
News and information from around the world on why nuclear is not the solution to our energy needs.
Nevada News Feed
U.S. and international news stories

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