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Will expanding Canada’s plutonium interests support the peaceful use of nuclear energy?

By M.V. RAMANA AND SUSAN O’DONNELL NOVEMBER 10, 2022

Small modular reactors are not going to solve these problems. On the contrary, adding plutonium separation to the Canadian nuclear industry’s repertoire will create a new global security risk and raise legitimate questions about Canada’s stated goal to be a leader in the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

The federal government is on a roll , ardently declaring hoe much it supports expanding nuclear energy. A recent example is the Oct. 26 address by Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson to an international conference in Washington, D.C., on nuclear power. Wilkinson proclaimed that Canada desires to play a leadership role in nuclear energy and promote its peaceful use around the world. Unfortunately, the leadership role the federal government has chosen involves separating plutonium, which enormously increases the risk of furthering nuclear proliferation……………. (Subscribers onlyhttps://www.hilltimes.com/2022/11/10/will-expanding-canadas-plutonium-interests-support-the-peaceful-use-of-nuclear-energy/391081

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November 11, 2022 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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