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e-1450 (Waste management)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Ole Hendrickson from Ottawa, Ontario, on January 11, 2018, at 8:17 a.m. (EDT)
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Environmental protection
Nuclear safety and security
Nuclear waste
Waste management
The Petition is open for signature until May 11, 2018, at 8:17 a.m. (EDT)

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • The federal government “owns” over 2 million cubic meters of radioactive waste, none of which is securely contained in long-term management facilities;
  • A consortium of five multinational corporations has been contracted to operate all federal nuclear sites where this waste is found;
  • The International Atomic Energy Agency says the preferred option for managing radioactive waste is to isolate it from the biosphere; and
  • The consortium appears to be attempting to maximize its profits by proposing “quick and cheap” disposal options that would not keep radioactive waste isolated from the biosphere.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1) Enact strict regulations to keep radioactive waste out of the biosphere;
2) Build state of the art facilities for its own radioactive waste;
3) Reform the nuclear governance system to ensure that radioactive waste is managed according to best international practices and standards; and
4) Take profit out of radioactive waste management.
Saanich—Gulf Islands
Green Party
British Columbia
Open for signature : January 11, 2018, at 8:17 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : May 11, 2018, at 8:17 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
7
British Columbia
24
Manitoba
7
New Brunswick
1
Nova Scotia
4
Ontario
169
Quebec
44
Saskatchewan
4
Other Countries
1
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