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Willing or not? Nuclear Waste Burial and Community Consent
Canada's nuclear industry is engaged in a multi-year process to secure a burial location for all of Canada's high level radioactive waste. After a decade of investigation, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization has now shortlisted to two candidate sites, one in each of northwestern and southwestern Ontario. Claiming throughout that their search is for an "informed and willing host", the NWMO has still not defined how "willingness" will be measured, or who makes up the community that can grant consent. This webinar will explore questions around consent and willingness in the context of the very long term challenge of nuclear waste. Who decides? And who decides who the decision-makers are?

Speakers:
John Jackson, Citizens Network on Waste Management, Toxics Free Great Lakes Network
Kerrie Blaise, Northern Services Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Cassandra Eby , Law student, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University.

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 our community known as a Deep Geological Repository (DGR).

Jul 28, 2021 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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