Nuclear Waste On-Line | 2017 Webinar Series
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Nuclear Waste On-line is a series of on-line presentations about nuclear waste in Canada.
This fifth annual webinar series uses on-line meetings to provide expert presentations and opportunities for discussion of topics of interest to members of the public concerned about the generation and proposed burial of highly radioactive nuclear fuel waste.
@ noon on February 7, 14, 21 & 28
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  • All workshop are being presented using an on-line system called; please note that this is a change in systems from the service used for the previous four years - we think you'll find it even more "user-friendly"!
  • You have the choice of listening through your computer, or listening through your telephone; to listen in by telephone, call the number provided when you register
  • The presenters' slides and some additional information will appear on your computer screen
  • You will be able to ask questions by using the "chat" function through your computer connection; if numbers allow you will also be able to ask questions over the phone or using your computer's audio connection
  • If you have questions following the workshop, please send them by email or call us 
  • Watch this video to learn about joining a Zoom meeting.
  • To join by computer, click on the meeting link you will receive in the meeting invitation or confirmation of registration.
  • First time participants will be asked to install an application on their system; this takes less than one minute and consumes minimal space.
  • To join by telephone select a Canada or U.S. number in the meeting invitation or confirmation of registration
Know Nuclear Waste is a public interest information project. Led by Northwatch, the project is delivered in collaboration with concerned residents in communities being studied as possible burial sites for high level nuclear waste and with other public and expert organizations. 
Visit for links to more information about nuclear waste in Canada.
Northwatch is a regional coalition of environmental and community groups in northeastern Ontario. Email, telephone 705 497 0373
Week One | Tuesday, February 7 @ 12 noon | Canada Update 2017 on Nuclear Waste
An overview and update on the Nuclear Waste Management Organization's efforts to site a deep geological repository for high level nuclear fuel waste and its program and activities in the 9 communities engaged in the NWMO exercise and the 18 associated areas being studied as possible burial sites. REGISTER
Week Two | Tuesday, February 14 @ 12 noon | Ontario Power Generation’s Nuclear Waste Burial Plan: Round Five Ten months after receiving a request for additional information from the federal Minister of the Environment, Ontario Power Generation has filed 647 pages of reports which the public now has thirty days to review and comment on. The webinar will provide an overview of key issues, summarize technical reviews by SOS Great Lakes and Northwatch, and help participants move into “ready” mode for the February 17th comment deadline.  REGISTER
Week Three | Tuesday, February 21 @ 12 noon | Radioactive Roads: Transportation of Highly Radioactive Liquid Waste. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has approved 100-150 shipments of liquid high level radioactive waste left over from isotope production at Chalk River National Laboratory on the Ottawa River to the Savannah River National Laboratory in South Carolina. Presenter Dr. Gordon Edwards will provide background and an update, including on legal action being taken by US citizens’ groups to stop the shipments. REGISTER
Week Four | Tuesday, February 28 @ 12 noon | Above and Below: Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Waste Projects  Presenter Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director and Senior Counsel with the Canadian Environmental Law Association, will discuss three environmental assessments underway with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission by the private company contracted to manage Atomic Energy of Canada Limited’s legacy waste sites. These projects include two plans to bury decommissioned reactors on site (at Whiteshell and Rolphton) and one to create a mega-dump at Chalk River. REGISTER
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