Ontario First Nations Chiefs express opposition to Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMNRs)

Reported by Gordon Edwards, Feb 13, 2018 –  http://www.ccnr.org


Scott Cavan
Director of Communications
Scott.Cavan@coo.org

On November 5, 2018, the federal Ministry of Natural Resources released a Government “Road Map” for Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMNRs) in Canada. (See www.ccnr.org/MC_Nov5_2018.pdf )

Nuclear promoters are desperately hoping to revitalize their failing industry by launching a new generation of hitherto untested “small nuclear reactors” across Canada and the world, to accelerate resource extraction in highly vulnerable northern regions of Canada, to power hundreds of isolated northern communities, including indigenous communities, and to salvage the nuclear industry. For this they need government funds and federal commitment.

Just fifteen days days after the government/industry Road Map was published, First Nations Chiefs of Ontario, meeting in a Special Chiefs Assembly at the Union of Ontario Indians in Toronto, passed the following resolution:

www.ccnr.org/COO_resolution_SMRs_2018.pdf         – Gordon Edwards.