A Brief One from Doug Draper
Posted September 6th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
This past August, Niagara At Large focused attention on a front-page story in The Buffalo News on growing public concern over plans to ship highly dangerous concentrations of liquid radioactive waste across Niagara border bridges from the Chalk River nuclear facilities in Ontario to a site in South Caroline.
This September 5th, CBC posted a report of its own on this issue which included concerns expressed by long-time Niagara, Ontario activist and National Council of Women of Canada environment convener Gracia Janes.
In the CBC report, headlined “Weapons-Grade Nuclear Waste Shipments to U.S. Prompt Outcry,” Janes is quoted saying; “I’m concerned about the safety issue. … It is not (up until now and) in this kind of quantity and this kind of toxic brew, being shipped anywhere in North America. It’s the first of its kind, and it’s going to be taking place over our highways and near our rivers and streams.”
One of the possible border crossings for these wastes is the Peace Bridge spanning the upstream in of the Niagara River between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.
A Buffalo area Congressman, Brian Higgins, urged federal government authorities in his country earlier this year to submit the plan to a full environmental impact review but, to date, there is still no word that he has received a response.
To read the entire CBC report posted this September 5th, click on – http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/nuclear-waste-chalk-river-uranium-transport-carolina-1.3748658
To read a related story posted in Niagara At Large this past August 18th, 2016 click on – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2016/08/18/nuclear-waste-shipments-may-soon-be-crossing-peace-bridge-and-passing-through-greater-niagara-area/
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