This fourth webinar in the Protect Our Waterways series will look at international experience with proposed deep geological repositories, challenging the NWMO claim of an “international consensus” that DGRs are the preferred and accepted option. Join Panelists from Sweden and the U.S. who share their insights and observations about the Swedish and U.S. national programs for deep geological repositories, including a status report and their countries efforts to site, design and bring into operation a DGR for nuclear fuel waste, and analysis of related technical and social issues. Spoiler alert: there is no deep geological repository for high level nuclear fuel waste operating anywhere in the world.
Protect our Waterways – No Nuclear Waste is very pleased to welcome Dr. Johan Swahn and Judy Treichel to the international panel.
Dr. Johan Swahn is the director of MKG, the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review, based in Göteborg Sweden. His work for MKG mainly involves participation in the licence review processes of the Swedish project for a final repository of spent nuclear fuel. Dr. Swahn also leads the radioactive waste management work of the European organisation Nuclear Transparency Watch, NTW, and is member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials, IPFM.
Judy Treichel has been the Executive Director of the Nevada Nuclear Waste Task Force since 1987. Under Judy’s leadership the Task Force was contracted by the State of Nevada to provide education and promote citizen involvement in the review of Department of Energy (DOE)’s Yucca Mountain Project.
Protect our Waterways No Nuclear Waste represents the people in South Bruce who believe that the Nuclear Waste Management Organization's plan to bury 58,000 tonnes of high-level nuclear waste is untested, unsustainable ,and unwanted in our community.