As Member of Parliament for Pontiac, I take seriously my responsibility for raising the concerns of my constituents regarding the current proposal to build a nuclear waste disposal facility at the Chalk River Laboratories site.
The low-grade radioactive material at the Chalk River site is left over from decades of nuclear science and technology research, including the production of medical isotopes. This waste must be addressed and the highest priority must be to protect the public and our environment. The existing contamination must be cleaned up — all reasonable options and alternatives must be considered. Doing nothing is not an option. This is an historic nuclear waste legacy that demands a world-class clean-up.
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