Both the provincial and federal government are handing millions in public funds to a UK company to extract plutonium at Point Lepreau in New Brunswick. Read the update on this story, published in July by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, HERE.
Here’s some facts Trudeau and Higgs are not sharing:
- One of the projects will extract plutonium at Point Lepreau that can be used to make nuclear weapons, say US nuclear experts.
- The waste from the new reactors will be MORE radioactive per kilo than the existing waste at Point Lepreau. It will be stored next to the Bay of Fundy.
- Building the new reactor sites will create hundreds of tons of radioactive concrete, radioactive steel and other radioactive materials that cannot be recycled. NB taxpayers will be responsible for the disposal costs.
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