Canada : Country Update : July 2018

Pickering Nuclear Power Plant

Lack of a geological repository for the disposal of radioactive waste is one the key factors in environmentalists opposition to a proposed extension to the operating licence of the Pickering nuclear plant (10 July).

Pending a permanent geological disposal facility, activists are concerned that proposed surface interim storage facilities are not being built to protect against rocket, bomb or aircraft attacks (20 July)

Indigenous Nations

Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) has issued a ground-breaking Reconciliation Statement developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders and youth (18 July).

GDF site search

Having completed the first test 1000m borehole (the core samples taken will take about a year to analyse), a local newspaper explains next steps and the need for up to 20 boreholes to collect all the necessary information about the areas’s geological suitability (20 July).