Saugeen Ojibway Nation joins nuclear isotope council – CTV News

February 12, 2020

WINGHAM, ONT. — Just days after voting down plans to bury nuclear waste in their territory, the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) has joined a national nuclear council.

SON, which is made up collectively of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and the Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation, is the first indigenous community to join Canada’s Nuclear Isotope Council.

Last year, the First Nation bands signed an agreement with Bruce Power to jointly market nuclear isotopes and establish nuclear isotope infrastructure in SON territory.

Despite voting down plans to bury Ontario’s low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste two weeks ago, Saugeen leadership says joining the isotope council makes sense for them.

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