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Weapons Plutonium Imports
MEETING IN NEPEAN ON WEAPONS PLUTONIUM IMPORTS
WHAT: Nepean City Council is holding a public meeting to review the
issue of the transportation of weapons plutonium fuel (MOX) through
the City of Nepean. This issue is of concern to all those living in
the Ottawa-Carleton Region and all Canadians. In fact, with no
mandate from the Canadian public or parliament, the federal
government has given the go-ahead for the importation of plutonium
fuel. The initial plutonium fuel transported though Canada will be
for a test at Chalk River. This project is part of a larger plan to
import up to 100 tonnes of weapons plutonium fuel to be used in CANDU
reactors over the next twenty five years.
WHERE: The meeting will be held at Nepean City Hall, Ben Franlyn
Centre, 101 Centrepointe Drive, in Council Chambers. Prior to the
meeting there will be an open house in the Atrium of the Ben Franklin
WHEN: September 30 at 6:00PM
Open House: 3:00 to 8:00 in the Atrium
WHO: The Campaign for Nuclear Phaseout and the Canadian Coalition
for Nuclear Responsibility will make a presentation to City Council
and urge Nepean City Council to pass a resolution, as the communities
of Cornwall, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and Thessalon have, against
the plutonium fuel import scheme. There will be an opportunity for
groups and individuals to make presentations and ask questions. The
Campaign for Nuclear Phaseout and other public interest groups will
be distributing information during the open house.
Atomic Energy Canada Limited, Natural Resources Canada, Foreign
Affairs and International Trade and Transport Canada will be making a
presentation to Nepean City Council in favour of plutonium fuel
imports. They have booked the Ben Franklin Centre for an open house
to promote the plutonium fuel import scheme.
WHY: There is mounting opposition to this controversial plan:
firefighters, aboriginal leaders, city councils, mayors of the St.
Lawrence and Great Lakes Region, the Federation of Canadian
Municipalities along with medical, disarmament, environmental and
other public interest groups have come out against the scheme. In
the face of this opposition, Atomic Energy Canada Limited and other
proponents of the import plan have stepped up their lobbying efforts
to city councils along the transportation route.
Please come out, raise your questions and show your opposition to the
wrong-headed plan to import weapons plutonium into Canada.
For further information contact:
The Campaign for Nuclear Phaseout,
Please consult the following web sites: www.cnp.ca and www.ccnr.org
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