Citizens and environmental groups are against an application to permanently store nuclear waste at the Chalk River plant east of Ottawa.
The Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is also applying for a 10-year license renewal of the plant.
That’s also an issue for people who live in the area like Lynn Jones, a member of Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County and Area.
“The license that’s being proposed is also greatly watered down from previous license … and what’s left appears to make it easier for the consortium to carry out its plans with very little oversight from the regulator,” said Jones.
Her group is one of over 50 intervening at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission public hearings next week.