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Nuclear Steam Generators Shipment

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CELA Challenges Licenses

CELA (Canadian Environmental Law Association) and Sierra Club Canada through CELA counsel filed in Federal Court two Applications for Judicial Review of the licenses issued by CNSC (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission) to ship 16 radioactive steam generators.

DownloadInterview with CELA Executive Director Theresa McClenaghan

From statement on CELA website:

These Judicial Review Applications challenge the legality of the Licences, on the basis of non-compliance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, which the CNSC stated it did not have to apply, as well as on the basis of failure to follow the rules of natural justice in the case of the export licence, and the inadequacy or absence of the CNSC’s reasons for its decisions.

Water: Our Life Source

Bruce Power heard by federal Commons Committee

March 8th -Standing Committee on Natural Resources, RNNR, will hear today from Bruce Power and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, and will meet with other invitees Thursday regarding the shipment of 16 steam generators to Sweden for recycling, and the return of radioactive waste. Ross Lamont, Bruce Power Community and Government Relations Manager, provided a short list of the others, which contains little opposition. Mike Smith, Warden of Bruce County, is attending and maintains Bruce Power is a valued employer and emphasises on their safety record. Huron-Kinloss Mayor Mitch Twolan, a member of shipment-opposed Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, will attend in favour of the shipment. Dr. Hazel Lynn, Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health, is also expected to be heard from the Committee.

Mike Smith, Bruce County Warden
Mayor Saugeen Shores
mayor@saugeenshores.ca
519-832-2008

Mitch Twolan
Mayor Huron-Kinloss
mitch.twolan@remax-lx.ca
519-395-0717

Dr. Hazel Lynn
Grey-Bruce Medical Officer of Health
h.lynn@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca
519 376-9420 Ext 1224

Lamont only mentioned a few fellow supporters, however the committee will hear Thursday from Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) of Akwesasne, Kahnawake, and Tyendinaga; the Union of Ontario Indians, and other opposing groups.

RNNR Committee:
Leon Benoit, Chair
Conservative, Alberta
Benoit.L@parl.gc.ca
(613) 992-4171

Nathan Cullen, Vice-Chair
NDP, British Columbia
Cullen.N@parl.gc.ca
(613) 993-6654

Alan Tonks, Vice-Chair
Liberal, Ontario
Tonks.A@parl.gc.ca
(613) 995-0777

Audio interview with Peter Tabuns, MPP

DownloadInterview with New Democrat MPP Peter Tabuns

Peter Tabuns

Peter Tabuns & Ernie Hilts

Peter Tabuns is a Member of Provincial Parliament and the Environment Critic of the Ontario NDP, he is also a past Executive Director of Greenpeace Canada.

Ontario Minister of Energy
Brad Duguid, Scarborough Centre
bduguid.mpp@liberal.ola.org
416-327-6758

Ontario Minster of Environment
Helena Jaczek, Oak Ridges–Markham
hjaczek.mpp@liberal.ola.org
416-325-0737

Ontario Minister of Transportation
Amrit Mangat, Mississauga–Brampton South
amangat.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org
416-325-1050

Council of Canadians Campaign

March 2nd, Council of Canadians sent out this “action allert” to “demand that Ontario refuse permission for radioactive shipments on the Great Lakes.” Sign and send a letter with the click of a button to the Ontario Government.

An excerpt from the call to action:

On arrival in Sweden, the steam generators will be melted down into scrap metal and sold in consumer markets to be made into household and other items.

There has been widespread opposition to this shipment from First Nation communities, city mayors, US senators, environmental groups, social justice organizations. Organizations in Europe have also expressed opposition including the Swedish Environmental Movement’s Nuclear Waste Secretariat, Nuclear Free Local Authorities (UK and Ireland), Friends of the Earth Norway and Sortie du nucléaire (France).

Bruce Power must still obtain permits from municipalities along the travel route, as well as the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Transport Canada and the US Department of Transport. Bruce Power must also obtain approval from the UK, Denmark and Norway to pass through their waters.

Nov. 8, 2010 Roots Broadcast

This broadcast includes an interview with Maude Barlow on the shipment.

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