Nuclear Expert to Speak on Possible Cross-Border Shipments of Highly Dangerous Radioactive Waste through our Greater Niagara Region

An Invite from the Niagara District Council of Women

Posted June 8th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario – On Friday, June 16th, the Niagara District Council of Women is bringing highly respected nuclear expert, Dr. Gordon Edwards, to Niagara as our guest speaker.

Are the Canadian and U.S. governments secretly shipping highly dangerous radioactive wastes across this Peace Bridge or other area border crossings? And are they doing it without even telling emergency responders on the Ontario and New York sides of the border?

 

Dr. Edwards will respond to concerns and questions about the potential shipments of liquid high level, extremely dangerous, nuclear waste containing Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) by road through Niagara.  There are many questions that have not been answered by the federal government or the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission:

  • What is the nature of the liquid radioactive material to be trucked over our roads?
  • Has highly radioactive liquid of this kind ever been transported before? Why now?
  • How dangerous is this material in case of a major accident?
  • Can leakage occur?
  • Are there practical and affordable alternatives that would make these shipments unnecessary?

NDCW is inviting first responders, transport workers, First Nations leaders, the public, our local, provincial and federal representatives and our community affiliates to attend this important meeting.

Doctor Edwards is renowned for his articles, presentations and reports on radiation standards and nuclear waste; he has been featured on radio and television, as well as worked as a consultant for governmental bodies, such as the Auditor General of Canada. Dr. Edwards has received many awards, including the Rosalie Bertell Lifetime Achievement Award and the YMCA Peacemaker Medallion.

  • Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
  • Friday, 16 June 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Town of Lincoln Offices 4800 South Service Road Beamsville, ON L0R 1B1 Canada View Map

For information on this meeting click onMEETING WITH DR. GORDON EDWARDS: TRANSPORTING NUCLEAR WASTE .

NIAGARA AT LARGE encourages you to join the conversation by sharing your views on this post in the space below the Bernie quote.

A reminder that we only post comments by individuals who also share their first and last names.

For more news and commentary from Niagara At Large – an independent, alternative voice for our greater binational Niagara region – become a regular visitor and subscriber to NAL at www.niagaraatlarge.com .

 “A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s