Nuclear expert Gordon Edwards and CRED-NB member Susan O’Donnell published an article today in the NB Media Co-op outlining why radioactive waste is a big problem for the proposed new nuclear reactor projects in the province. You can read the article here.
CRED-NB sent a letter today to Jeff Carr, Minister of Environment and Local Government for the Government of New Brunswick. The letter thanks the Minister for recognizing that raising the carbon footprint in New Brunswick is not an option at Belledune with the proposed Maritime Iron reprocessing plant. You can read the letter here.
Coalition member Sam Arnold published a commentary today in the NB Media Co-op outlining seven reasons why the proposed small modular nuclear reactor projects proposed for New Brunswick is shaping up to be another nuclear boondoggle. You can read Sam’s commentary here.
Today CRED-NB also signed on to a joint letter to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission written by the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA). You can read the letter here.
CRED-NB sent a letter today to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to note our interest in the scope for the Environmental Assessment of the proposed micro nuclear reactor at Chalk River, Ontario. Our letter also supports the comprehensive submission from the Canadian Environmental Law Association. You can read our letter here.
Today our coalition sent a letter to Jonathan Wilkinson, federal Minster of Environment and Climate Change. We expressed our concern with the exemption granted to all new small modular nuclear reactor projects from any Environmental Impact Assessment.
You can also read here an article by David Thompson, one of the letter signatories, and Paula Tippett, about the problem with the EIA process.
An article published by the NB Media Co-op mentions our Coalition along with other groups in NB that signed the letter to Minister O’Regan last week. The article, by Brian Beaton, outlines some of the issues involved with the lack of regulatory guidelines for the proposed SMNR projects in the province. You can read the article here.
Our new coalition is a signatory to a letter from 100 groups across Canada to the federal minister of Natural Resources. The letter expresses our strong support for the development of comprehensive policies and strategies for the long-term management of radioactive waste in Canada that will protect the environment and current and future generations of Canadians. You can read the letter here.
Today our Coalition sent a letter to Catherine McKenna, federal Minister for Infrastructure and Communities, expressing our disagreement with the request by Premier Higgs to spend federal Infrastructure funding on the development of small modular nuclear reactors. You can read the letter here.
The article by Roma De Robertis, Coalition promotes nuclear-free renewable energy in New Brunswick, was published today by the NB Media Co-op. Read it here.