“I call it  ‘Dollar Store Decommissioning’ for a very simple set of reasons: CNL’s plans are cheap on facilities, cheap on seriously considering alternative sites to receive the waste, cheap on best practices to properly decommission the Chalk River site; and finally cheap when compared to the original planning estimates under the NLLP and site wide decommissioning plans.”

Judith Lacroix, Ottawa

 “The incredibly complex and messy radioactive contamination at the Chalk River site has gone largely ignored for almost 70 years – see http://ccnr.org/crl_sacrifice.pdf ]. Now, within the span of a few years, we have the prospect of foreign companies making profits at Canadian taxpayer expense by building a “quick and dirty” gigantic mound of radioactive waste that will be difficult or impossible to remediate when it starts falling apart. The mound would include fission products like cesium-137, strontium-90, and iodine-129, transuranic actinides like plutonium, neptunium and americium, and activation products like tritium, nickel-59 and carbon-14, along with 14 tons of asbestos and lots of toxic chemicals, in a hopelessly entangled mix that will be poorly characterized and impossibly difficult for future generations to try to deal with.”

Read the submission: goo.gl/9io9Vq

Gordon Edwards, CCNR, excerpt from “A Heap of Trouble” submission to the CNSC August 16, 2017