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Former AECL scientists condemn plan for nuclear waste dump at the Chalk River site

Globe & Mail 27th June 2017, Former AECL scientists are condemning a plan to build a nuclear waste
facility at the Chalk River site on the Ottawa River, saying it would be
ill-equipped to handle the level of radioactive material planned for it.

The government-owned, private sector-operated Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
(CNL) is proposing to build a $325-million facility to dispose of a large
quantity of low- and intermediate-level waste generated from the demolition
of aging buildings and other contaminated material generated over the past
65 years.

But several former senior scientists who worked there say the CNL
proposal is seriously flawed and represents a threat to human health and
the environment.


July 7, 2017 - Posted by | Canada, wastes

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