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Riverkeeper Meredith Brown talks about her trip to the Barriere Lake First Nations Reserve on March 22, 2017.
For 90 years there has been nuclear activity on the shores of the Ottawa River, with no solutions in place for permanently safeguarding the radioactive waste that is continuously generated at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) in Chalk River, Ontario. That may soon change. Ottawa Riverkeeper has received intervenor funding to take part in the federal environmental assessment related to CNL’s proposal to create a permanent “Near Surface Disposal Facility” for nuclear waste on crown land, near the small town of Chalk River.
Since 2014, Ottawa Riverkeeper has been working to have triclosan banned from Canadian products. Triclosan is used as an antimicrobial agent in a wide variety of consumer products in Canada