Pontiac Liberal MP William Amos published an open letter on Sept. 21 addressing constituents’ concerns about plans for a much-needed clean-up of the Chalk River Laboratories site. His position on the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ (CNL) proposal to permanently landfill one million square metres of radioactive waste in an above-ground mound held together by a geotextile membrane on the shores of the Ottawa River a few kilometres upriver from the territory he represents is either naive or dishonest. This two-page letter is what he has produced after over a year of considering the tireless work poured into hundreds of submissions by his constituents, community organizations, First Nations and municipalities critiquing this irresponsible plan. Two pages from an expert in environmental law who for years has been advocating for environmental protection.
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