This third webinar in the Protect Our Waterways series will look at Port Hope, the legacy of radioactive wastes the community is burdened with, and community concerns, particularly in light of a recent proposal to relax environmental cleanup criteria that many felt were already too lax.
Faye More, Chair of the Port Hope Community Health Concerns, will speak about radioactive contamination in Port Hope and the community's journey from realizing the extent of the widespread contamination through efforts to address it, including responding to the federal government's decision to consolidate contaminated soil into a "mound" in Port Hope and continued issues and concerns as the "plan" is put into operation.
Theresa McClenaghan, Senior Counsel and Executive Director at the Canadian Environmental Law Association will speak about the privatization of radioactive waste management in Canada, with a special focus on the contractual arrangements between the federal government and the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and CNL's owner /operator companies.
Faye More is Chair of the Port Hope Community Health Concerns Committee, a non-profit volunteer organization of current and former residents. Formed in 1995 out of concerns about the health of residents and workers at two Cameco facilities within the town, and about exposure over more than 80 years to radioactive wastes dumped throughout the community, and continued daily emissions from the uranium processing facilities..
Theresa McClenaghan is Executive Director of the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA). Read her bio at https://cela.ca/staff-biographies/theresa-mcclenaghan/
Protect Our Waterways - No Nuclear Waste (formerly Nuclear Tanks No Thanks), is concerned group of South Bruce citizens united in a common cause to prevent the establishment of a high level radioactive storage facility in South Bruce known as a Deep Geological Repository (DGR).