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Chalk River nuclear waste facility decision paused for consultation with two First Nations – National Observer

July 7th 2022

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission will give two First Nations more time to weigh in on a proposed facility for storing nuclear waste in Chalk River, Ont., roughly 180 kilometres northwest of Ottawa.

The move comes after local First Nations fought to delay a decision on the project, arguing the commission had failed to consult with Indigenous communities in the area.

“It’s a huge victory for us,” Coun. Justin Roy of Kebaowek First Nation told Canada’s National Observer. During a public hearing last month, Roy requested the hearing be adjourned on behalf of the First Nation due to the “failure to consult with our community and all other Algonquin communities.”

Read More: https://www.nationalobserver.com/2022/07/07/news/chalk-river-nuclear-waste-facility-decision-paused-consultation-first-nations

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