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Pikwakanagan says proposed NSDF project needs revision – Yahoo News

June 16, 2022

Pembroke — The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) was told by a delegation from the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan there is no emergency requiring immediate action for the development of a Near Surface Disposal Facility (NSDF) at Chalk River and Canada and its contractors should take the time it needs to develop a project First Nation members can consent to.

“The worst possible outcome would be for CNSC staff to state ‘we hear you’ to the members of Pikwakanagan and then refuse to act in a meaningful way,” Amanda Two-Axe Kohoko, consultation co-ordinator for the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, said during her presentation. “The essence of reconciliation can only be found when listening results in acting meaningfully on what is being heard.”

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