RADIOACTIVE WASTE: - THE MAKING OF A GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN
19 October 2022
and launched a campaign that mobilized resolution at the Council’s Annual Meeting The campaign that emerged is a powerful thousands of people to provide input into of Members to get the national organization’s example of how a national organization can the draft federal policy, educated Council attention on the issue. [...] Community-based organizers produced a compendium of resources related understand the unique attributes, concerns, to nuclear waste, an in-depth analysis of the and challenges of the communities they draft federal policy, a webinar unpacking the live in, and they can organize campaigns nuclear industry’s greenwashing, and a series in that context. [...] As soon as the processes around the federal “That’s the critical work.” policy wrapped up, Ann and Ian jumped right back into a consultation around the The campaign tapped into a wealth of proposed Near Surface Disposal Facility in knowledge and experience among chapter Chalk River, pointing out the lack of free, members who have worked directly on prior, and informed consent from Algonquin many a. [...] Chapters highlighted the cozy relationship Vi Bui is the Ontario-Quebec Regional Organizer between the nuclear industry and its at the Council of Canadians. [...] All the analyses, the action alert, the webinar, Additionally, the working group highlighted and resources compiled during the campaign the multiple violations of Indigenous were written by chapter members or built on rights throughout the nuclear production their grassroots engagement—especially KOV’s life cycle.