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e-3929 (Natural resources and energy)

Initiated by Suzanne Deon from Deep River, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ (CNL) proposed Near Surface Disposal Facility (NSDF) at Chalk River Laboratories (CRL) is a safe, responsible, intensely studied, and highly appropriate solution for the remediation of low-level waste;
  • The NSDF project will significantly improve environmental conditions at CRL, reducing risk to the Ottawa River, the local environment and nearby communities;
  • Nuclear energy is an important part of Canada’s clean energy future and commitment to net-zero;
  • Nuclear is the only Canadian energy sector that manages all its waste by-products, accounts for their disposal, and fully funds environmental remediation activities;
  • CNL has conducted extensive Indigenous and public engagement on the NSDF project;
  • Canada has been a global leader in nuclear science and technology for over 75 years;
  • More than one billion medical procedures have been performed using medical isotopes produced at CRL, benefiting people around the world;
  • Canadians expect decisions to be based on the facts and merits of a proposal and not unduly delayed by alarmist opinions, rooted in bias or misinformation; and
  • The Government of Canada is committed to science and evidence-based decision-making.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Maintain its commitment to science and evidence-based decision-making;
2. Support the results of the NSDF Environmental Assessment, overseen by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Canada’s internationally respected and independent regulator;
3. Cause no undue delays to the safe remediation of legacy wastes based on misinformation; and
4. Acknowledge the right to be engaged, and a duty to be informed.
Open for signature
March 29, 2022, at 2:42 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
June 27, 2022, at 2:42 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Cheryl Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke)
March 31, 2023 (Petition No. 441-01288)
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Conservative Caucus
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