webinar register page

Panel One: The Bay of Fundy: Natural Wonder or Nuclear Industry Test Site?
Monday, April 26, 7:30pm Atlantic time (6:30pm Eastern)

This webinar date marks the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster.

The Bay of Fundy is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of North America, one of the richest marine ecosystems on the planet and feeding ground for millions of migratory birds.

The governments of Canada and New Brunswick have funded two start-up companies to develop experimental nuclear projects beside the Bay of Fundy on the site of the Point Lepreau CANDU nuclear reactor.

Canadian regulatory agencies have no experience with these technologies and experts have raised many safety concerns. After nuclear industry lobbying, the Canadian government exempted these projects from a federal environmental impact assessment.

Point Lepreau is located on the shared traditional and unceded territories of the Peskotomuhkati and Wolastoq Nations.

Hosted by:
The RAVEN project at the University of New Brunswick
Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility (CCNR)
Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick (CRED-NB)
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Canada (IPPNWC)
NB Media Co-op
Prevent Cancer Now
Sierra Club Canada Foundation Atlantic Chapter
Sierra Club Maine Chapter

This panel features Indigenous leaders and academic and medical experts as presenters followed by Q&A with registrants.

Panel One:

Dr. Susan O’Donnell, University of New Brunswick
Introduction • moderator

Chief Hugh Akagi, Peskotomuhkati Nation
The Bay of Fundy and Peskotomuhkati peoples

Dr. Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
The Point Lepreau reactor vs. the experimental reactors for the Bay of Fundy site

Dr. Dale Dewar, Former Executive Director, Physicians for Global Survival
Chernobyl: What we learned about the health impacts from a nuclear disaster

Apr 26, 2021 07:30 PM in Halifax

Webinar is over, you cannot register now. If you have any questions, please contact Webinar host: Susan O'Donnell.