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Follwing Dr Caldicott’s visit, Port Hope may take legal action against anti nuclear groups

Dr. Caldicott said at a press conference on Tuesday that she has never faced any legal action. “I say things that people are often afraid to say,” she said.

Port Hope ponders legal action against local anti-nuke groups BILL TREMBLAY / NORTHUMBERLAND NEWS – Dr. Helen Caldicott talks about Port Hope’s nuclear industry during a press conference    Nov 18, 2010 Karen Lloyd PORT HOPE – After a week of provocative commentary from anti-nuclear activist Dr. Helen Caldicott, the Municipality of Port Hope may take legal action.“We all know a fight’s a fight, and you can defend and you can defend, but after awhile you have to fight back,” Deputy Mayor Lees said told council members Tuesday night.

Despite her strong convictions against the nuclear industry, the federal government and most recently calling Port Hope a toxic time bomb because of low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) buried in the community, Dr. Caldicott said at a press conference on Tuesday that she has never faced any legal action.

“I say things that people are often afraid to say,” she said. “In fact, you know, if someone wants to charge me with something, I’d welcome it.”

But Deputy Mayor Lees is not interested in Dr. Caldicott. Instead he wants to go after those who made her recent visit possible, and gave her the publicity that has resulted in a new nation-wide belief that Port Hope is unfit for habitation.

Dr. Caldicott’s visit was arranged by Families Against Radiation Exposure (FARE) and Friends of the Port Hope Cleanup, after she was quoted over a year ago saying the community is unsafe because of its exposure to Low Level Radioactive Wastes……

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November 19, 2010 - Posted by | Canada, Legal

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