Several public-interest groups are calling for a suspension of federal decision-making on radioactive-waste disposal until Canada has stronger policies in place. They say the federal nuclear regulator is poised to rubber-stamp documents that will entrench weak rules for future management of nuclear waste. The Canadian Environmental Law Association and other groups told a virtual briefing Tuesday the regulatory approval would allow several controversial disposal projects to move forward. They include a giant mound at Chalk River, Ont., entombments of shut-down reactors and a proposed underground repository for burial of nuclear fuel waste. Speakers said the regulatory plans don’t meet international standards and could create unacceptable risks for people and the environment.
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