Chalk River Reactor Pollutes Ottawa River

Media release from Sierra Coalition Canada: January 29, 2009 – Environmental groups are calling for a public investigation including full disclosure of the details surrounding recent nuclear accidents at AECL’s Chalk River Labs. The Canadian Nuclear and Safety Commission (CNSC) and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) failed to inform the public about a December…

Hazardous waste rules not enforced, auditor says

A “significant” amount of toxic and radioactive waste is likely being dumped illegally in Ontario because the province isn’t keeping a close enough watch on generators of hazardous waste, Ontario’s auditor general said today. Jim McCarter told The Canadian Press that 900 hazardous waste generators haven’t officially reported any dumping in three years, but ministry…