Waterkeeper has been involved in several decision-making process for the Cameco conversion facility for a number of years. Over this time, we have conducted extensive research on the facility, its operations, its provincial and federal licence terms, as well as its Vision in Motion plan. Waterkeeper has contributed our unique knowledge of the impacts of the facility on local surface and groundwater to past decision-making processes for this facility. We seek to build on this past work in order to meaningfully contribute to this upcoming hearing process.
Waterkeeper plans to provide distinctive and relevant information concerning stormwater management and spill plans at the Cameco facility, with the assistance of an expert hydrogeologist. We also seek to provide assistance and recommendations concerning the improvement of water quality monitoring and better communication with the public about this issue.
Representing Waterkeeper, Pippa Feinstein and Wilf Ruland, will make oral presentations to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission in favour better monitoring and water management at the Cameco nuclear fuel facility on the shore of Lake Ontario.