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Panel Two: The Bay of Fundy: Natural Wonder or Nuclear Industry Test Site?
Thursday, April 29 • 7:30pm Atlantic time (6:30pm Eastern)

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 experts as presenters followed by Q&A with registrants.

Panel two:

Dr. Janice Harvey, St. Thomas University
Introduction • moderator

Dr. M.V. Ramana, University of British Columbia
The sodium-cooled and molten salt experimental nuclear reactors
planned for the Bay of Fundy site

Dr. Edwin Lyman, Union of Concerned Scientists (United States)
The experimental extraction of plutonium (pyroprocessing) from used nuclear fuel planned for the Bay of Fundy site

Chief Ron Tremblay, Wolastoq Grand Council
Resolution on Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Waste on Traditional Wolastoq Territory

Apr 29, 2021 07:30 PM in Halifax

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