ENVIRONMENTAL & AGRICULTURAL RISKS
The proposed DGR project will have profound impacts on the local and regional environment and agricultural sector.
These negative impacts will come in the form of both physical and social. The physical impact will be the destruction of Agricultural lands, impacts on surface and groundwater from an intensive mining operation, toxic aggregate and run off stored on surface and radioactive particle exposure from the repackaging facility on site. These will be the immediate physical impacts. The social impacts and stigma are also very real. Reduced markets for our Agricultural commodities (dairy may be the first sacrifice), reduced property values impacting the asset balance sheet of important farm businesses.
Know the risks! NWMO talks about all the jobs that will be created! Will all these DGR jobs offset lost jobs in other sectors? Is this project worth the destruction to our environment if the jobs are not even net new? What good are DGR jobs if an equal amount of jobs are lost in other sectors?
ENVIRONMENTAL AND AGRICULTURAL RISKS
Know the risks! Be informed!
June 13, 2020 - Le Devoir. Low-level waste, for example, has always been radioactive enough harmless to be handled with bare hands without protective shielding. However, in just a few days, these same words "low level waste" will designate radioactive products a thousand times more dangerous, often fatal to the touch.
February 29, 2020 - CBC News - Chapman's Ice Cream says proposal to bury nuclear waste in the Great Lakes basin is 'shortsighted'.
Peer reviewed article - Jan 6, 2018 - Review conclusions from the report starting on page 8.
Risk Analysis, Vol. 33, No. 6, 2013
August 9, 2016 - casts doubts on the safety of the storage vessels
The race is on to develop strategies for storing the most dangerous materials on Earth
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