CELA, has submitted a letter in response to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC) Revised Notice of Hearing in Writing dated May 4, 2021 requesting comments on an application from Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG) for a licence amendment to authorize activities related to the production and possession of Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station (DNGS).
This webinar explores questions around consent and willingness in the context of the very long term challenge of nuclear waste. Who decides? And who decides who the decision-makers are?
In the quest to produce greener and more efficient energy, we cannot overlook the lifecycle impacts of energy production and their potential interactions with existing systemic inequities. Case in point, is nuclear power, which has been largely presented as a clean form of energy. However, the entire life cycle of nuclear energy production—from uranium mining to radioactive waste storage—must be considered. There are health risks and costs along the way, and already vulnerable people risk continue to risk bear them under the status quo.
The Local Government in Pinawa, Manitoba (home to the Whiteshell nuclear reactor) is in the process of seeking approval for a “Small Modular Nuclear Reactor” to be sited at Pinawa with the intention of providing electrical power to the town, in…
Winnipeg City Council voted in favour of a resolution supporting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) following a youth-led initiative advocating for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons’ (ICAN) Cities Appeal. Winnipeg joins Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Victoria, Montréal and nine other Canadian municipalities in endorsing the ICAN Cities Appeal.
Submissions from the Canadian Environmental Law Association on Canada’s update of its radioactive waste policy. Authored by: Theresa McClenaghan CELA Submission to National Radioactive Waste Policy Review May 31 2021