On November 16th Natural Resources Canada launched a review of Canada’s Radioactive Waste Policy. The review came nine months after the federal government committed to the review in response to an international investigation that concluded that Canada’s radioactive waste policy was inadequate. Read more here
Your input is important! Email today. The deadline to comment is May 31st, 2021
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Or send an email today to Natural Resources Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five key points:
- Canada needs an independent agency, arms-length from government and industry, to oversee radioactive waste management and decommissioning
- Radioactive waste should NOT be abandoned; policy should direct perpetual care and monitoring
- Government and industry must be open and transparent in the management of radioactive waste and its transportation; Indigenous peoples and other Canadians have a right to access information, to engage in decision-making, and to know the risks
- No importing of radioactive waste from other countries
- No plutonium extraction (reprocessing or pyro-processing) of radioactive fuel waste
Click HERE for suggestions of key principles and policy points to include in your comments
You can send comments more than once, so consider getting a start today with the comments that are most important to you, and then sending additional comments on the same or different topics over the remaining days until May 31st.
Natural Resources Canada has produced discussion papers on waste minimization, waste storage, waste disposal, and decommissioning, and is also looking for comments on overarching policy and principles. You can send your comments by email or use the online forum on the radwastereview.ca website. Read suggested points for each of the discussion papers HERE.
When you write to Natural Resources Canada, send a copy to your MP and to the Prime Minister of Canada. And please send Nuclear Waste Watch a copy as well – we’ll add it to our record of public input.
Visit www.nuclearwastewatch.ca to learn more about this important review and how you can influence the outcomes.
Visit the Natural Resources Canada review website at www.radwastereview.ca