Debunking Articles

In this article series, We the Nuclear Free North responds to factual misconceptions that may arise from promotional materials dealing with nuclear energy and nuclear fuel waste.

CANADA’s Plan? … not really

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In advertising campaigns, the NWMO often refers to their Adaptive Phased Management Plan for nuclear fuel waste as “Canada’s Plan,” implying that a representative group of Canadians has chosen the option of placing the waste in a deep geological repository (DGR). This is not so. Read More.

Nuclear is NOT Green

In a strategy sometimes called greenwashing, we are told that nuclear power is “carbon-free power” and that the construction of new generators (including small modular reactors, or SMRs) is a necessary part of addressing climate change. Read why this is not so.

Is Surface Water Safe from Contamination from a Deep Geological Repository? No.

Does the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s (NWMO’s) plan to bury and abandon all of Canada’s nuclear waste deep underground put the surface water in our lakes and rivers at risk? There is significant reason for concern. The underground chamber will be penetrated by groundwater, and there is no question that groundwater connects with surface water. The safety of our water is a matter of the effectiveness of the containment – and luck. Read More.

Nuclear Power and Nuclear Medicine: the true relationship (coming soon)

Proponents of nuclear power often cite the benefits of nuclear medicine among their reasons to support the continuing generation of nuclear power and its associated deadly waste. But what is the true relationship? (coming soon)

While you wait, view this excellent handout by Dr. Gordon Edwards: Medicine and Nuclear Power: Factsheet (Sept. 2022).