The fact that there are a small number of scientists who disagree with this conclusion does not mean that there is not an international scientific consensus.
The events in the Ukraine remind us how fragile is the fabric of peace, good government, and economic stability that we’ve enjoyed for so long in Canada.
Like all great opportunities, there is a choice to be made, and like all choices, there is an element of risk.
I am proud of being a nuclear worker supporting my family, helping to get to a future with zero greenhouse gas emissions, vital medical isotopes and a better planet for everyone.
I’m writing this letter, as I’ve written all my letters, on my own time, as a volunteer, not as part of my job.
Our Council’s decision, albeit not completely in opposition groups favour, is a fair decision.
Risk is a very relative concept, and as the time of exposure extends, a low-risk event can become a statistical certainty.
A referendum is not best way to gauge public willingness, nor is 2022 the time to hold such a vote.
Like the MP, we want to ensure people and the environment – including the Great Lakes – are protected for generations to come.
The NWMO scientists, in my opinion, have made a very convincing case that the many layers of engineered and natural barriers will permanently protect the spent fuel once it’s in the repository, but building the DGR is a different matter.