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Monday, December 12, 2016

SON discusses nuclear power impact

Toronto | by Kevin Bernard  

Members of Saugeen Ojibway Nation talk in Toronto about Bruce Power.

Nuclear waste issues will be on the table in Toronto Tuesday, as members of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) meet from 3:00-8:30pm at the Native Canadian Centre.
 
Officials will also look at the historical and ongoing impacts of nuclear power generation on their Communities and Territory. 
 
Bruce Nuclear Generating station is the world's largest nuclear power plant and it is located within SON territory.
 
Officials from Saugeen Ojibway Nation say the accumulation of nuclear waste and the impact that the industry has had on the health and well-being of the Communities, Waters, and Lands has been a source of serious concern since Douglas Point went into service in 1968.
 
In August 2013, SON finally got a commitment from Ontario Power Generation (OPG) that they would not move ahead with the proposed deep geological repository for low and intermediate level nuclear waste without the consent of their Communities. 
 
The event is part of a series of SON Stewardship and Nuclear Issues Community Process Launch Sessions for its members.
 
The Saugeen Ojibway Nation is the collective of the Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation and the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. 
 
SON Territory extends east from Lake Huron to the Nottawasaga River and  south from the tip of the Bruce Peninsula to the Maitland River system, 11 miles south of Goderich.
 

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