Nuclear waste abandonment risks the dangers of amnesia
Broad-stroke reassurances from supporters of a proposed deep geological repository for Canada’s nuclear waste have failed to allay important environmental and security concerns.
An anti-nuclear sign on a farm in South Bruce, Ont., next to the proposed site of a deep geological repository for nuclear waste. The Nuclear Waste Management Organization should consider other options, such as a rolling stewardship model, which actively plans for retrieval and periodic repackaging of nuclear waste, writes Erika Simpson. Photograph courtesy of Michelle Stein