June 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fleming Centre
5020 Serena Dr
Lincoln, ON L0R 1B8
Niagara District Council of Women

On Friday June 16th, the Niagara District Council of Women is bringing highly respected nuclear expert, Dr. Gordon Edwards, to Niagara as a guest speaker. Dr. Edwards will respond to concerns and questions about the potential shipments of liquid high level, extremely dangerous, nuclear waste containing Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) by road through Niagara.

There are many questions that have not been answered by the federal government or the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission:

  • What is the nature of the liquid radioactive material to be trucked over our roads?
  • Has highly radioactive liquid of this kind ever been transported before? Why now?
  • How dangerous is this material in case of a major accident?
  • Can leakage occur?
  • Are there practical and affordable alternatives that would make these shipments unnecessary?

NDCW is inviting first responders, transport workers, First Nations leaders, the public, local, provincial and federal representatives and community affiliates to attend this important meeting.

Doctor Edwards is renowned for his articles, presentations and reports on radiation standards and nuclear waste; he has been featured on radio and television, as well as worked as a consultant for governmental bodies, such as the Auditor General of Canada. Dr. Edwards has received many awards, including the Rosalie Bertell Lifetime Achievement Award and the YMCA Peacemaker Medallion.

This event is hosted by the Niagara District Council of Women.