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Picture of a pilot cave at final depth in a planned deep geological repository for the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel in Eurajoki, Finland. Image credit: kallerna/Wikimedia Commons
Joyce Nelson | Concerns are growing about the proposed burial of high-level nuclear waste in northwestern Ontario.
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A piece of cobalt from a mining operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Image credit: Fairphone/Flickr
Joyce Nelson | A group of billionaires has been working closely for years with Natural Resources Canada in the drive for small modular reactors, especially for use in off-grid mining.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney displays the speculative agreement he had just signed promising to promote "small modular reactors." Image credit: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | After a feasibility study, four Conservative provincial governments have now signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the advancement of an unproven and expensive technology.
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Joyce Nelson | Opponents of nuclear technology they call "dirty, dangerous and distracting" will be watching the federal budget to see just how far the Liberals will go in their push for small modular reactors.
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Signs indicating the presence of radioactive waste. Image credit: Dan Meyers/Unsplash
Ole Hendrickson | Citizen groups concerned about nuclear safety are objecting to plans in the works to abandon nuclear reactors and the radioactive waste they produce once they are shut down.
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Chalk River Laboratories, run by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, near Chalk River, Ontario. Image: Ryan Padraic/Wikimedia Commons
Ole Hendrickson | The nearly 70-year history of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited has left a $16-billion toxic legacy of shuttered reactors, polluted lakes and groundwater, contaminated soils, and radioactive waste.
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Dennis Gruending | Revered Canadian peace activist Murray Thomson has died at age 96. Here is a post written at the time of his 90th birthday in 2012.
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MEPs in the European Parliament hold up anti-nuclear posters. Photo: European Parliament/Flickr
Ole Hendrickson | Canada is developing plans for the next generation of nuclear reactors, touted as a form of "clean growth." But there's little evidence that this technology will address climate change.
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Penney Kome | Japan's melted-down nuclear plants are the globe's most urgent and most intractable crisis.
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Redeye Collective | Ontario Power Generation wants to bury low-level nuclear waste at a site just a few hundred metres from Lake Huron, the drinking water supply for 40 million people on both sides of the border.
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John Bennett | The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission wants to transport radioactive liquid in unsafe containers 1000 km through Ontario and New York state. But environmentalists won't keep quiet about it.
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Steve Cornwell | As operators and suppliers like GE-Hitachi in Toronto look to further entrench their industry, we have to look no further than the victims of Fukushima to understand what's at stake.