Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

No nuclear neighbours

  • Print
The city of Flin Flon (above) is an immediate neighbour to Creighton, Sask., a proposed site for nuclear-waste storage.

MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Enlarge Image

The city of Flin Flon (above) is an immediate neighbour to Creighton, Sask., a proposed site for nuclear-waste storage. Photo Store

Manitobans owe a debt of gratitude to Eileen Linklater and the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation for their courage in refusing a high-level radioactive waste repository in or near their territory (Northern band says 'no' to nuclear waste, July 17).

Creighton, Sask., is currently being considered for the final resting ground of Canada's stockpile of nuclear fuel rods. As an immediate neighbour to Flin Flon, it shares in Flin Flon's abundant freshwater resources.

Storing high-level nuclear waste in Creighton puts that water at risk of contamination, a fact duly noted and deemed unacceptable by the band, even given the potential economic spinoffs.

Any nuclear waste going to Creighton will have to pass through the lake country, population centres (notably Winnipeg), agricultural lands and boreal forests of this province on its journey from Eastern Canada.

Manitoba rejected nuclear-waste disposal in this province with legislation back in 1997. Let's be clear that we do not want this material on our train tracks or highways, putting our communities, land and water at risk.

Anne Lindsey

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 22, 2014 A8

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Steeves wants to divert BRT cash to rec centres

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A goose cools off Thursday in water at Omands Creek Park-See Bryksa 30 day goose challenge- Day 25– June 21, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • A one day old piglet glances up from his morning feeding at Cedar Lane Farm near Altona.    Standup photo Ruth Bonneville Winnipeg Free Press

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Should the federal government be able to censor how Ottawa is portrayed in the CMHR?

View Results

Ads by Google