Kavanagh: Chalk River nuclear waste disposal site threatens Ottawa's water

By Theresa Kavanagh, Ottawa Citizen

'One way or the other, your perfect summer day will involve water. And for most of Ottawa’s one million residents, the source is the Ottawa River. That’s why many citizens are concerned about plans for a hazardous waste landfill for radioactive material within a few kilometres of the Ottawa River upstream from our city. We will hear from many delegations on Tuesday, at the city’s environment committee meeting, who will be asking for significant improvements to the plans for nuclear waste in our watershed. The radioactive waste mound proposal comes from a consortium of SNC-Lavalin and two Texas-based corporations contracted in 2015 to operate Chalk River Laboratories and other federal nuclear research sites.'


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