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Uncertainty and Precaution: Assessing the Proposed Deep Geological Repository (DGR) for Nuclear Waste in Ontario

Speaker:  Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director and Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association

Ontario Power Generation has proposed to construct a “Deep Geologic Repository” for “Low and Intermediate Level” Nuclear Waste at the Bruce Nuclear site near Kincardine. The proposal has been the subject of a joint panel review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. The process has been seen as a precursor for future proposals around the disposal of waste nuclear fuel. Ms. McClenaghan represented CELA in the joint review process, and will present her reflections on the assessment.

Date: Tuesday March 3, 2015
Location: Room HNES 142, York Campus
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM

The Sustainable Energy Initiative Seminar Series will continue to be offered through York University’s Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI), in collaboration with the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) and funded in large part by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).  These events are designed to bring together FES researchers and partners with networks of politicians, members of the public and private sector, government employees and municipal representatives to discuss research experience and local experience implementing renewable energy projects.  Past speakeras have included Dr. Harry Lehmann (Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy and General Director for the Federal Environmental Agency in Germany), Marion Fraser (President, Fraser & Company),  Bruce Ander (President, Markham District Energy Inc.),  Tom Rand (Cleantech Lead Advisor at MaRS and author of “Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit”), Dr. Ursula Eicker (Professor, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences) at venues such as One King West Hotel, Cisco Toronto Headquarters, Markham Convergence Center, Community Power Conference and more!

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