Northwatch

About
Northwatch is a public interest group in northeastern Ontario. Priorities are environmental protection and public participation in environmental decision-making; key issues are mining, forestry, waste and energy, including nuclear waste.
Interests
Forests, mining, electricity planning, waste avoidance, long-term management of nuclear waste, healthy communities.
Upcoming WebinarsPast Webinars
Nuclear Waste: International Update 2014
When:
Monday, March, 3 2014
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)
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Topic: Nuclear Waste: International Update 2014
Description: One of the Canadian nuclear industry's persuasion strategies is to describe their plan to bury nuclear waste as being in-step with international norms - "everybody's doing it!". Our international panel will provide a summary of where the nuclear waste program is actually at in the U.S.A, United Kingdom and Sweden. Presentations by Mary Olson, Nuclear Information and Resource Service (USA) Pete Roche, NuClear News Service (United Kingdom) and Dr. Johan Swahn, MKG, (Sweden)
Keep it up! Alternatives to Deep Burial of Nuclear Waste
When:
Friday, February, 28 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
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Topic: Keep it up! Alternatives to Deep Burial of Nuclear Waste
Description: While deep burial of irradiated nuclear fuel has been the nuclear industry's objective since the 1970s, there are other, broadly supported ideas for immediate safety upgrades that have long been ignored. Kevin Kamps from Beyond Nuclear (USA) will discuss Hardened On-Site Storage as an alternative, interim means of increasing security for high level nuclear fuel waste for the near- to mid-term.
Getting the Shaft: Nuclear Waste Repository Design
When:
Wednesday, February, 26 2014
1:19 PM to 2:19 PM (Eastern Time)
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Topic: Getting the Shaft: Nuclear Waste Repository Design
Description: Still in the early stages of their search for a "willing" community in which they may construct an underground repository for all of Canada's high level nuclear waste, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization has been operating a "technical program" for a number of years. This webinar will include a broad overview of the NWMO "research" program, with a closer look at some key aspects of the NWMO repository design. Presentation by Save Our Saugeen Shores research Pat Gibbons. This webinar was first offered on Monday, February 24th. Due to technical difficulties in the system that resulted in a loss of audio in the recording, it was re-recorded on Wedneday, February 26th for the archives.
The Nuclear 3'R's - Reprocessing, Recycling and the Nuclear Renaissance
When:
Wednesday, February, 19 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
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Topic: The Nuclear 3'R's - Reprocessing, Recycling and the Nuclear Renaissance
Description: Join us for this webinar presentation and discussion of why "reprocessing" nuclear waste increases hazards and creates new problems rather than solving them and how the NWMO's "geologic disposal" of nuclear wastes may end up being a cover for plutonium separation through the "reprocessing" of used nuclear fuel. Presentation by Dr. Gordon Edwards, President, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, with discussion to follow.
Judging Geological Repositories: How Different Countries Evaluate Nuclear Waste Burial
When:
Friday, March, 1 2013
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
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Topic: Judging Geological Repositories: How Different Countries Evaluate Nuclear Waste Burial
Description: In the lingo of nuclear waste burial, the “safety case” is the technical explanation of why a particular design in a particular rock formation will actually contain the radioactive wastes for a predicted period of time. This workshop will compare how different countries intend to assess the ability of a proposed deep geological repository to contain the nuclear hazards over time. Presenter: Laura Bowman, LLB, Iler Campbell Law Firm
Burying Trouble: Deep Geological Repositories for Nuclear Waste (February 2013)
When:
Friday, March, 1 2013
12:39 PM to 1:39 PM (Eastern Time)
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Nuclear Waste: Top Ten Things to Know (Introductory Workshop)
When:
Monday, February, 11 2013
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
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Topic: 'Nuclear Waste: Top Ten Things to Know (Introductory Workshop)'
Description: Rescheduled! Technology failed us Friday afternoon, and we were all thrown out of the webinar, en masse. Have rescheculed for Monday, February 11th at 2 pm.