Nuclear Waste Watch
NUCLEAR WASTE WATCH
Radioactive Waste Policy Review
CANADA MUST BAN REPROCESSING
The nuclear industry refers to extracting plutonium from nuclear fuel waste as “reprocessing” or “recycling.” It is highly contaminating, practiced in only a few countries, and is linked to nuclear proliferation and nuclear weapons.
Reprocessing will not solve Canada's nuclear waste problem. Instead of having all the radioactive materials produced in solid spent fuel, these get dispersed into multiple solid, liquid and gaseous waste streams.
There has never been commercial reprocessing in Canada. The limited reprocessing done at the federal government's Chalk River Nuclear Laboratory has left a legacy of nuclear contamination.
Canada is currently reviewing its radioactive waste policy. The revised policy must include a formal prohibition on nuclear fuel waste reprocessing in Canada.
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