Key points for the federal radioactive waste policy

CRED-NB has been working with Nuclear Waste Watch and a national committee of civil society groups. We have ID’d key points we want to see in the new federal policy:

  • No importing of radioactive waste from other countries
  • No plutonium extraction (reprocessing or pyro-processing) of radioactive fuel waste
  • Canada needs an independent agency, arms-length from government and industry, to oversee radioactive waste management and decommissioning
  • Radioactive waste should NOT be abandoned; policy should direct perpetual care and monitoring
  • Government and industry must be open and transparent in the management of radioactive waste and its transportation
  • Indigenous peoples and all Canadians have a right to access information, to engage in decision-making, and to know the risks

Author: CRED-NB

Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick