Groups plan for year of fighting nuclear waste dump

From left: Lynn Jones of the Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County and Area leads the day with a backgrounder on Chalk River, after an introduction from Ottawa’s National Capital Peace Council founder Daniel Stringer.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
BRISTOL Dec. 15, 2018
A coalition of groups dedicated to stopping the installation of a near surface disposal facility at Chalk River’s nuclear research facility met at Bristol’s Pine Lodge on Saturday, seeking to develop an action plan for the coming year.
Over 30 individuals gathered at the meeting, organized by Ottawa’s National Capital Peace Council (NCPC), where four panelists led the roundtable meeting before the afternoon gave way to open discussion and the development of their strategy.
“What we want to do is come up with an action plan for the year, as to how we can get public policy changed,” said Daniel Stringer, event organizer and founder of the NCPC. “Or, how we can impact on politicians. Those two expressions are important because one way to get public policy changed is to be polite and to work the lobbying kind of networks and the government … and the other way is to get out on the street with placards and banners and go to constituency offices.”

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