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Groups Oppose Plans to Abandon Defunct Nuclear Reactors and Radioactive Waste
"The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has just given a green light to the preferred industry solution for disposal of nuclear reactors - entomb and abandon them in place, also known as 'in-situ decommissioning.' This paves the way for the introduction of a new generation of 'small modular' nuclear reactors or SMRs.
Over 100 Indigenous and civil society groups have signed a public statement opposing SMR funding, noting that the federal government currently has no detailed policy or strategy for what to do with radioactive waste. The Assembly of First Nations passed resolution 62/2018 demanding that the nuclear industry abandon plans for SMRs and that the federal government cease funding them..."