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Why is there so much plutonium at Chalk River?

SMRs are actually DDDs (Dirty Dangerous Distractions)

Treasury Board urged to investigate ballooning costs and ethics issues at AECL

The Government of Canada’s Radioactive Wastes: Costs and Liabilities Growing under Public-Private Partnership(opens in a new tab)

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Petits réacteurs nucléaires modulaires: un cauchemar, pas un rêve pour le Canada dans le discours du Trône de cette semaine(opens in a new tab)

Lettre a Conseil du Trésor: des femmes de partout au Canada exhortent le gouvernement du Canada à cesser de financer et de soutenir les petits réacteurs nucléaires(opens in a new tab)

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Small modular nuclear reactors: A nightmare, not a dream for Canada in this week’s Throne Speech(opens in a new tab)

Letter to Treasury Board from women leaders across Canada re small nuclear reactors(opens in a new tab)

Requesting an investigation into escalating costs for management of federal radioactive waste (Letter to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Accounts)

Demande d’enquête sur l’escalade des coûts de gestion des déchets radioactifs fédéraux(opens in a new tab)

Sham regulation of Radioactive Waste in Canada, briefing for media and MPs, 16, June 2020(opens in a new tab)

Don’t approve Nuclear Waste regulations which put Canadians at risk, says NDP Natural Resources Critic Richard Cannings(opens in a new tab)

Le Devoir Op Ed: Des déchets radioactifs de faible activité(opens in a new tab)

Hill Times Op Ed: Proposed radioactive waste disposal rules are weak and industry-friendly(opens in a new tab)

Fascinating history of Chalk River’s nuclear waste(opens in a new tab)

Update on EAs for CNLs nuclear waste disposal projects

Une centaine de groupes exigent un gel de tous les projets en courstant qu’Ottawa n’aura pas bouché les trous béants de sa politique

Civil society urges suspension of decisions involving radioactive waste after international body finds Canada’s nuclear waste policy deficient

Radiation Exposure and Cancer Incidence (1990 to 2008) around Nuclear Power Plants in Ontario, Canada

Des groupes supplient Trudeau de réparer les failles de notre gestion nucléaire

Groups urge Trudeau to fix serious gaps in nuclear safety and governance

Lettre au Premier ministre Justin Trudeau demandant une attention urgente aux lacunes en matière de sécurité nucléaire au Canada

Letter to Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau requesting urgent attention to nuclear safety gaps in Canada

La redéfinition des déchets radioactifs de faible activité est confuse, nuisible et indigne de la CCSN(opens in a new tab)

The new definition of low-level radioactive waste is confusing, harmful and unworthy of the CNSC(opens in a new tab)

Appel à l’Agence internationale de l’énergie atomique pour repousser une candidature canadienne(opens in a new tab)

Health and environmental groups appeal to International Atomic Energy Agency to nix Canadian appointment(opens in a new tab)

Lettre au directeur-général de l’AIEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi(opens in a new tab)

Letter to IAEA Director General March 12, 2020(opens in a new tab)

CNSC president wants to harmonize international nuclear safety standards(opens in a new tab)

International peer review finds deficiencies in Canada’s nuclear safety framework(opens in a new tab)

Nuclear Energy Insider says Canada has a “benign regulatory environment”(opens in a new tab)

Serious problems with federally-owned radioactive waste in Canada ~ Full Page Statement in the Hill Times(opens in a new tab)

Le grave problème des déchets radioactifs du Gouvernement canadien – annonce pleine-page dans le Hill Times(opens in a new tab)

Citizens’ groups and multinational consortium still at odds over plans for two nuclear waste dumps beside the Ottawa River(opens in a new tab)

Environmental Petition: Nuclear governance problems in Canada(opens in a new tab)

How would the Chalk River Mound leak? Let us count some of the ways(opens in a new tab)

Regulatory Challenges in the Age of Nuclear Waste and Decommissioning(opens in a new tab)

La majorité des candidats fédéraux interrogés s’opposent au monticule de déchets radioactifs à Chalk River(opens in a new tab)

Majority of federal candidates surveyed oppose radioactive waste mound at Chalk River(opens in a new tab)

L’agence internationale confirme les craintes citoyennes envers le traitement des déchets radioactifs au Canadaet la protection contre les rayonnements.(opens in a new tab)

International agency’s findings confirm serious concerns about Canada’s radioactive waste handling and radiation protection practices(opens in a new tab)

Une mission de l’AIEA reconnait l’engagement du Canada envers la sécurité, mais il reste place à améliorations(opens in a new tab)

Canada’s Eight Billion Dollar Nuclear Liability – Backgrounder(opens in a new tab)

Une autre affaire impliquant SNC-Lavalin : Les déchets nucléaires(opens in a new tab)

The other SNC-Lavalin affair: Nuclear waste(opens in a new tab)

Greens talk radioactive waste, Chalk River and SNC-Lavalin(opens in a new tab)

Notes brèves au sujet des déchets radioactifs de faible radioactivité(opens in a new tab)

Photos from the protest flotilla on July 27th(opens in a new tab)

Transport of radioactive waste on Canadian roads ~ a growing public risk(opens in a new tab)

Quick facts about low level waste(opens in a new tab)

Why it is imperative for nuclear reactors to undergo environmental assessment(opens in a new tab)

ACTION ALERT ~ Tell the federal government NOT to exempt nuclear reactors from impact assessment(opens in a new tab)

Updated list of First Nations and Municipal Resolutions against the Chalk River and Rolphton nuclear waste dumps(opens in a new tab)

CCRCA comments on draft project list for Bill C-69(opens in a new tab)

Parliament should investigate what Canadians have gotten for their nuclear waste funding (online version)(opens in a new tab)

Parliament should investigate what Canadians are getting for their nuclear waste funding ~ letter to the editor of the Hill Times (print edition)(opens in a new tab)

Des groupes citoyens dénoncent le projet d’exempter certains réacteurs nucléaires de l’évaluation d’impact du projet de loi C-69(opens in a new tab)

Civil society groups condemn plan to exempt nuclear reactors from Bill C-69 impact assessment(opens in a new tab)

2000 nuclear waste shipments planned, from Pinawa Manitoba to Chalk River, Ontario(opens in a new tab)

Chalk River Nuclear Waste ~ Full-page statement in the Hill-Times newspaper (April 29, 2019)(opens in a new tab)

Boat flotilla protest planned for July 27, 2019(opens in a new tab)

Critical comments from former AECL officials and scientists on CNL Disposal projects(opens in a new tab)

Two nuclear waste dumps threaten the Ottawa River(opens in a new tab)

ACTION ALERT ~ tell the federal government that nuclear energy is not “clean”(opens in a new tab)

HOT GARBAGE GRIFTERS: SNC-LAVALIN’S PLAN TO TURN NUCLEAR WASTE INTO LONG-TERM GOLD(opens in a new tab)

Dix choses à savoir sur la gestion des déchets radioactifs au Canada(opens in a new tab)

Small Modular Nuclear Reactors make no economic sense(opens in a new tab)

Environmental Petition: Concerns about investment in “new” nuclear technologies

November 2018

Canada should reject new nuclear reactors as a climate change solution(opens in a new tab)

Federal nuclear regulator urges Liberals to exempt smaller reactors from full panel review(opens in a new tab)

Communiqué de presse: Le Canada devrait rejeter les nouveaux réacteurs nucléaires en tant que solution au changement climatique(opens in a new tab)

Red light for Canada’s nuclear reactor roadmap(opens in a new tab)

Feu rouge contre la feuille de route nucléaire d’Ottawa(opens in a new tab)

Lettre au Ministre Ressources naturelles M. Sohi(opens in a new tab)

Government urged to halt push for new fleet of nuclear reactors(opens in a new tab)

Report card on Ottawa’s municipal candidates shows broad opposition to Chalk River nuclear waste dump(opens in a new tab)

Eighty-seven groups call for inquiry into federal nuclear waste management; recent strong tornadoes in Ottawa-Gatineau underline their concerns(opens in a new tab)

Updated Letter to Auditor General Michael Ferguson from 87 organizations, citizens groups and First Nations(opens in a new tab)

A call to protect the Ottawa River ~ letter to municipal candidates(opens in a new tab)

Letter to Auditor General Michael Ferguson, August 21, 2018(opens in a new tab)

First Nations, NGOs condemn federal plans for defunct nuclear reactors(opens in a new tab)

CNL misusing definition of “Near Surface Disposal” ~ Letter to the editor of the Aylmer Bulletin(opens in a new tab)

No safe level of exposure to manmade radioactive emissions from nuclear facilities; release limits for radionuclides are permissive and set by licensees(opens in a new tab)

Resolutions Against Current CNL Plans from municipalities and First Nations (updated May 2019)(opens in a new tab)

Schacherl: Canada has a dirty, big nuclear secret at Chalk River(opens in a new tab)

Letter to IAEA Director General from First Nations and civil society groups(opens in a new tab)

First Nations and environmental groups call on International Atomic Energy Agency to investigate Canada’s radioactive waste management(opens in a new tab)

Citizens denounce rubber stamp approval of 10-year nuclear site license for SNC Lavalin consortium(opens in a new tab)

Experts say high release limits for radioactive tritium endanger humans and other species that drink water from the Ottawa River(opens in a new tab)

Dumping of toxin-laced water into the Ottawa River by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories should be stopped immediately, says expert report(opens in a new tab)

Citizens groups, First Nations and nuclear scientists decry plan to entomb a nuclear reactor beside the Ottawa River, endangering drinking water(opens in a new tab)

The crazy plan to “entomb” a nuclear reactor beside the Ottawa River(opens in a new tab)

Press conference on Parliament Hill to highlight concerns about Chalk River relicensing hearings(opens in a new tab)

Letter to the Editor – Proposed new site license for Chalk River raises serious concerns(opens in a new tab)

Government must act to prevent mismanagement of radioactive waste(opens in a new tab)

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission plans massive changes to Chalk River site license(opens in a new tab)

Multinational consortium yields to public pressure on nuclear dump plan(opens in a new tab)

Canada setting a terrible example for nuclear decommissioning, citizens’ groups say(opens in a new tab)

Ontario town slams proposal for nuclear-waste facility, citing safety issues(opens in a new tab)

Scientists decry plan for Ontario nuclear-waste site(opens in a new tab)

Citizens ask Auditor-General to probe origins of plan to create a giant mound of radioactive waste beside Ottawa River(opens in a new tab)

Giant Radioactive Waste Dump on the Ottawa River: New revelations alarm citizens’ groups(opens in a new tab)

Citizens upset by proposed radioactive waste dump beside the Ottawa River