Chiefs oppose nuclear repository in letter

By Mike Stimpson  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter KITCHENUHMAYKOOSIB INNINUWUG- At least five First Nations chiefs in Northwestern Ontario have a message for the Nuclear Waste Management Organization: They say “no” to nuclear waste in the region. “Nuclear waste poses the potential for a spill or a leak that will impact our rivers (and) our lands, and our way of life will be severely damaged,” they say in a letter to Laurie Swami, the industry-funded organization’s president and CEO. “If and when the spill or leak occurs, the harm will impact us for generations and our lands will never be the same.” The letter is signed by Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Chief Donny Morris, Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows) Chief Rudy Turtle, Wapekeka Deputy Chief Allan Brown on behalf of Chief Brennan Sainnawap, Neskantaga Chief…

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