By Kurt Kehler, Ottawa Citizen, April 26, 2018
The following is offered in response to an article by Eva Schacherl April 23, entitled Canada has a dirty, big nuclear secret at Chalk River:
Over the past 18 months, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has done anything but try to keep its plans at Chalk River a secret. In fact, we have hosted 60 public engagements, in Ontario and Quebec, on the proposed Near Surface Disposal Facility (NSDF). This includes public information sessions, numerous meetings, discussions, project orientations and site visits with elected officials, media, members of the public, members of the industry, Indigenous groups and non-governmental organizations.
CNL is open and transparent about all aspects of the disposal facility, which is subject to a federal government-led, and very public, environmental assessment process.http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/kehler-chalk-rivers-nuclear-waste-facility-will-respect-safety-and-the-environment