Nuclear Waste Management
BAND COUNCIL RESOLUTION:
PIC MOBERT OPPOSES THE NUCLEAR WASTE MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION (NWMO) OPERATING WITHIN THEIR TRADITIONAL TERRITORY.
Whereas: Northern Ontario is being targeted to become storage site for 2 million bundles of irradiated high level nuclear waste fuel bundles; those radioactive nuclear bundles would be shipped through our traditional homelands, buried,
covered up and eventually abandoned.
The process of burying high level radioactive nuclear waste 500 metres under the earth’s surface is experimental and has not been carried out anywhere in the world.
The White River, Hornepayne and Manitouwadge Municipalities are working with the NWMO to become a host community for nuclear waste; if any one of those communities is selected, this would result in NWMO burying ALL OF CANADA’S HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE NUCLEAR WASTE in our traditional territory…
Click here to view the Band Council Resolution in full.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Jamie Robinson – Communications Director/NWMO
Nuclear Waste Management Organization
22 St. Clair Avenue East, Sixth Floor
M4T 2S3 Canada
Dear Mr. Robinson;
RE: Pic Mobert First Nation (PMFN) opposes nuclear waste repository within its traditional territory
The Chief and council of the Pic Mobert First Nation would like to formally express our opposition to the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) host site selection process and potential location of such within the communities of the 1850 Robinson Superior Treaty & 1905 Treaty 9 areas.
Specifically, we would like to address the burgeoning solicitation of Northern Ontario communities to “learn more” with regard to the hosting of a nuclear waste repository within the traditional territory of PMFN.
Read the rest of Chief Johanna’s response to the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s plans.