Nuclear Waste


Environment North AGM - 2022 Environment North was thrilled to have environmental justice lawyer Kerrie Blaise and author and activist Maude Barlow present at the virtual Annual General Meeting. A recording is available. April 22, 2022
Nuclear energy will not help counter climate change Four international nuclear regulation experts release a joint statement, "Nuclear is just not part of any feasible strategy that could counter climate change." January 30, 2022
Swedish government approves next steps in construction of nuclear waste repository. "REGRETTABLE and IRRESPONSIBLE" according to the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review (MKG) since concerns about the safety of the copper cannisters remain. January 29, 2022
Deep Geological Disposal Still Under Scrutiny An update on the nuclear waste disposal plans for Sweden and Finland - further study of copper corrosion and a test tunnel. September 18, 2021
Nuclear Energy - Will it help solve climate change? For a snapshot of the debate on whether nuclear energy can help address climate change read about the opposing views of climate scientist James Hansen and energy analyst Paul Dorfman. A recent article in the journal "Energy Policy" concludes that nuclear energy has a very limited role. May 22, 2021

We the Nuclear Free North A newly formed alliance opposes burial of highly radioactive nuclear waste in Northern Ontario. April 2, 2021

Downloadable Poster: SAY NO! To Nuclear Waste in Northwestern Ontario Just for us in NW Ontario. Download your 8.5" x 11" poster and post liberally!

Presentation: Nuclear Waste In Northwestern Ontario View or download the presentation - updated January 30, 2020.

APTN Investigates: "Nuclear Courtship" In spring 2020, APTN produced two episodes of "APTN Investigates" on potential nuclear waste disposal in NW Ontario. Environment North Board member Dodie LeGassick is interviewed in Part 2.
Why We Should Be Concerned about Nuclear Waste Board member Dodie LeGassick shares her concerns about the plan to store Canada's high-level nuclear waste in Northwestern Ontario.

Did You Know? Thunder Bay's 1997 Plebiscite on Nuclear Waste Citizens of Thunder Bay voted overwhelmingly against nuclear waste disposal in the Thunder Bay area in 1997. June 28, 2020
An Environmental Justice Review of Canada's Nuclear Waste Plan Adam De Luca, a student at Bora Laskin Law School in Thunder Bay, reviewed the legislation and regulations governing the storage of nuclear waste. June 1, 2020
Nuclear Waste: Possible Solutions on the Horizon There is significant research into methods of treating nuclear waste in order to reduce the toxicity. A better option than burying high-level nuclear waste in a deep geological disposal site may be possible. February 25, 2020

Say No to Nuclear Waste - Display at Thunder Bay Country Market - Feb. 5 & 26 January 30, 2020

Tune into LU Radio for an Update on Potential Nuclear Waste Disposal near Ignace Dodie LeGassick of Environment North will be interviewed on CILU's Paradigm Shift: Feb. 14 at 2 pm (note date change). January 30, 2020