“Our international guests must know that an above ground landfill is only acceptable for very low-level radioactive waste and entirely inadequate for wastes that will endure for a hundred thousand years. The proposed Chalk River mound would contaminate the Ottawa River and drinking water for millions of Canadians downstream for millennia. This is a terrible example to set for the world.”

Johanna Echlin, OFWCA

Nuclear waste is the most toxic waste ever produced by mankind.  These toxic wastes are literally indestructible. We don’t know how to shut off radioactivity. We have to store these wastes safely and somehow keep it out of the environment for these incredibly long times. For the benefit of what? Twenty or 30 years of electricity?

Dr. Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility