Current proposals for nuclear expansion in Saskatchewan include nuclear reactors, uranium refining, conversion, enrichment, reprocessing, new uranium mines and high level nuclear waste storage. Much of the information about these expansion plans comes from the nuclear industry, specifically Bruce Power, Cameco and Areva. Saskatchewan citizens must examine these proposals carefully and critically by seeking out independent, non-industry sources. The organizations below employ the expertise of physicists, engineers, doctors, biologists, lawyers, economists and policy makers:
Antinuclear – Australian news
An Australian news site with stories, blogs, pictures about the impact of the nuclear industry down under.
Beyond Nuclear aims to educate and activate the public about the connections between nuclear power and nuclear weapons and the need to abandon both to safeguard our future. Beyond Nuclear advocates for a sustainable, benign and democratic energy future.
Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility – CCNR
CCNR is a not-for-profit organization, federally incorporated in 1978. It is dedicated to education and research on all issues related to nuclear energy, whether civilian or military — including non-nuclear alternatives — especially those pertaining to Canada.
Committee For Future Generations
The Committee for Future Generations was formed on May 16, 2011 by a group of citizens concerned that northern Saskatchewan communities are being aggressively targeted by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) to store Canada’s nuclear waste. In the summer of 2011, the Committee organized the 7000 Generations Walk Against Nuclear Waste from the Northern Village of Pinehouse to the Saskatchewan Legislature in Regina, to raise awareness, unite the North and South and gather signatures on a petition to the government for a legislated ban on nuclear waste storage and transportation in our province. On May 14, 2012 the walkers returned to the Legislature to present more than 12,000 signatures. You can also visit the group on Facebook.
Dr Helen Caldicott
Dr Helen Caldicott has devoted the last 35 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behavior to stop environmental destruction.
Energy Probe is a consumer and environmental research team, active in the fight against nuclear power, and dedicated to resource conservation, economic efficiency, and effective utility regulation.
Green Energy Project Saskatchewan
The Green Energy Project Saskatchewan is a registered non-profit corporation in the province of Saskatchewan. Our goal is to create a comprehensive, technically sound plan to transform Saskatchewan’s electricity grid to run on renewable energy sources in a way that will also be economically and socially beneficial for our rural, urban and First Nations communities. Please visit us on Facebook
Greenpeace is an independently funded organization working to protect the environment. Greenpeace challenges government and industry to halt harmful practices by negotiating solutions, conducting scientific research, introducing clean alternatives, carrying out peaceful acts of civil disobedience and educating and engaging the public.
Inter Church Uranium Committee Educational Cooperative
Inter Church Uranium Committee Educational Cooperative is an inter-church coalition that works to educate people about the nuclear industry in Saskatchewan, halt all nuclear development in the province, including the mining of uranium. In doing so, it supports economic development alternatives in and for Northern Saskatchewan and promotes alternative sustainable energy options.
Know Nuclear Waste
This site has been created to provide ordinary people with information about an extra-ordinary challenge: the long term management of the highly radioactive waste that is created as a byproduct of using nuclear power to generate electricity.
No Nukes – Go Renewable Canada
An archive of material related to the nuclear industry, renewable energy and other issues related to sustainable development by Jim Harding.
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
The Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) was founded to be the national information and networking center for citizens and environmental activists concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation and sustainable energy issues (in the United States). NIRS still fulfills this core function, and has expanded both programatically and geographically. NIRS initiates large-scale organizing and public education campaigns on specific issues, such as preventing construction of new reactors, radioactive waste transportation, deregulation of radioactive materials, and more. NIRS international programs and affiliation with WISE (World Information Service on Energy) means that this network spans more than a dozen offices and programs across the globe.
Nuclear Waste Watch / Action déchets nucléaires
Nuclear Waste Watch / Action déchets nucléaires is a national network of Canadian organizations concerned about high level radioactive waste and nuclear power. Nuclear Waste Watch / Action déchets nucléaires was founded in November 2003, to provide a public-interest response to the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO). The NWMO is controlled by the nuclear industry and was mandated by the federal government under the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act to make a recommendation on the long-term management of high level radioactive waste (irradiated fuel) by November 2005. In 2007, the federal government approved the Nuclear Waste Management Organizations proposed plan, and in 2010 the Nuclear Waste Management Organization officially launched its search for communities willing to be studied as possible burial locations for all of Canada’s high level nuclear waste. As of November 2012, 21 communities are under investigation including two in Northern Saskatchewan.
Renewable Energy, Risks of Nuclear Power, Impact of Tar Sands development, Water issues.
Rocky Mountain Institute
Rocky Mountain Institute® (RMI) is an independent, entrepreneurial, nonprofit organization established in 1982 by resource analysts L. Hunter Lovins and Amory B. Lovins. RMI s mission is to foster the efficient and restorative use of resources to make the world secure, just, prosperous, and life-sustaining.
Save Our Shores (SOS)
Save Our Saugeen Shores, Inc., also known as SOS, is a grass roots organization established in February of 2012 after residents of Saugeen Shores learned of the Town’s plan to enter into the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s (NWMO) site selection process to find a host community for all of Canada’s current and future highly radioactive used nuclear fuel. SOS works to provide public education and raise awareness about the risks of radioactive waste and prevent its deep burial in Saugeen Shores, its neighbouring regions and the Great Lakes Basin. Their vision is to keep the town of Saugeen Shores, its neighbouring regions, and the Great Lakes Basin free from the risk of contamination resulting from the deep burial of nuclear waste.
Sierra Club Canada
Sierra Club Canada empowers people to protect, restore and enjoy a healthy and safe planet! Major national campaigns fall under the program areas of Health and Environment, Protecting Biodiversity, Atmosphere and Energy, and Transition to a Sustainable Economy. Sierra Club Canada has earned an excellent reputation within its constituency and the broader public for its thoroughly researched positions and for refusing to compromise on its ideals. Sierra Club Canada believes in the power of connection, of people everywhere working together to create a better world for all. You can also visit Sierra Club Canada on Facebook.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists informs the public about threats to the survival and development of humanity from nuclear weapons, climate change, and emerging technologies in the life sciences.
Qu’Appelle Valley Environmental Association: