Opaskwayak Cree Nation council passes ban of nuclear waste transport

“It’s dangerous. What happened in Chornobyl, eh? In Japan? They always say it’s safe, but accidents do happen.” ~ Opaskwayak Cree Councillor Edwin Jebb

on the river

“There will be no nuclear waste buried in Creighton, Sask., if a pair of First Nations get their way.

“Both Opaskwayak Cree Nation, which is near The Pas, and Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, near Creighton, have passed bans on nuclear waste from Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick passing through their traditional territory and being stored there.

“OCN passed its ban in a bylaw, known as a band council resolution, July 14.

“Creighton, which sits next to Flin Flon, agreed to stand as one of four sites in Canada that could eventually store radioactive nuclear waste.”

Continue reading Alexandra Paul’s article in the Winnipeg Free Press here.

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