Take Action. Protect our River.
You might be surprised to learn that a significant portion of Canada’s largest environmental liabilities lie within our own Ottawa River Watershed. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) has accrued about 8 Billion dollars worth of liabilities in the form of contaminated wastes that must be safely stored in order to protect our water and life. As Canadian taxpayers, we are all on the hook to clean up our nuclear waste on the Ottawa River and beyond. Just as Canada has been a leader in nuclear technologies, it must also lead in the field of nuclear waste management. The fastest, cheapest solutions are rarely the best solutions.
We find it shocking that our country has no official policy regarding the long-term management of non-fuel radioactive waste. A federal policy on non-fuel radioactive wastes is urgently needed.
Make your voice heard! Tell your local MP, as well as our Ministers of the Environment and Climate Change, Natural Resources, and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs that clean water is Canada's most important resource and that we need an official policy regarding the long-term management of non-fuel radioactive waste.