Nuclear Waste Regulator Urged To Visit Reserves

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 13:18



An official with the Thunderchild First Nation says the Nuclear Waste Management Organization needs to explain itself to Aboriginal people.


Eldon Okanee is responding to information presented at a public meeting in Battleford last night.


Nuclear Waste Management Organization communications manager Michael Krizanc spoke to about 100 people.


The NWMO is releasing a proposal next week on how to find communities willing to accept used nuclear fuel.


Krizanc said the organization is trying to consult as widely as possible with Canadians about the best way to store nuclear fuel.


Okanee says, to do that, the organization needs to travel to reserves like Thunderchild, and it should bring translators for elders, if necessary.


Last night’s meeting was the last of seven meetings on nuclear topics organized by the Battlefords Chamber of Commerce.