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First Nations, allies urge Ottawa to intervene in NSDF decision

Rally on Parliament Hill comes after two groups file for judicial review of CNSC decision

by Sophie Kuijper Dickson
OTTAWA
Feb. 12, 2024
Residents and cottagers from the Pontiac traveled to Parliament Hill on Wednesday to join a rally against the nuclear waste disposal facility that has been approved for construction at the Chalk River nuclear research station.
The rally, led by Kebaowek First Nation, followed a news conference during which Kebaowek’s chief Lance Haymond called on the federal government to intervene in the construction of the “near-surface disposal facility” (NSDF), which would be used to dispose of up to one million cubic meters of nuclear waste about a kilometer from the Ottawa River.
Wednesday’s rally came on the heels of two groups filing for separate judicial . . .

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