CHALLENGING NWMO'S CLAIM OF AN “INTERNATIONAL CONSENSUS” THAT DGRS ARE THE PREFERRED AND ACCEPTED OPTION FOR THE STORAGE OF NUCLEAR WASTE.
This fourth webinar in the Protect Our Waterways series will look at international experience with proposed deep geological repositories, challenging the NWMO claim of an “international consensus” that DGRs are the preferred and accepted option. Join Panelists from Sweden and the U.S. who share their insights and observations about the Swedish and U.S. national programs for deep geological repositories, including a status report on their countries efforts to site, design and bring into operation a DGR for nuclear fuel waste, and analysis of related technical and social issues.
Spoiler alert: there is no deep geological repository for high level nuclear fuel waste
DR. JOHAN SWAHN IS THE DIRECTOR OF MKG, THE SWEDISH NGO OFFICE FOR NUCLEAR WASTE REVIEW.
Based in Göteborg Sweden. Dr. Swahn's work for MKG mainly involves participation in the licence review processes of the Swedish project for a final repository of spent nuclear fuel. Dr. Swahn also leads the radioactive waste management work of the European organisation Nuclear Transparency Watch, NTW, and is member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials, IPFM.
JUDY TREICHEL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NEVADA NUCLEAR WASTE TASK FORCE.
Under Judy’s leadership the Task Force was contracted by the State of Nevada to provide education and promote citizen involvement in the review of the Department of Energy’s Yucca Mountain Project.
Webinar 3 from March 17th, 2021
Topic 1: Captured Regulators - Learn about how private interests control Canada's nuclear regulators
Topic 2: Port Hope - A Case Study in Radioactive Risk
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01-20-2021 WEBINAR ON YOUTUBE - MORE NUCLEAR REACTORS (SMRS) FOR NEW BRUNSWICK?
A presentation by Susan O'Donnell from the RAVEN project at the University of New Brunswick, as part of a workshop organized by the New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN).
We hosted a webinar with experts Dr. Gordon Edwards and Marti McFadzean on why a deep geological repository must not happen in South Bruce.
Hear from experts and community activists about why a Deep Geological Repository CANNOT happen in South Bruce.