Policy Articles: Environment & Climate: Hazardous Waste
In this paper, Brown, et.al. examine what they view as a disconnect between the perceptions of Canadian students about environmental trends and the reality of the situation.
Sandra Lopes provides an overview of the December 2004 conference hosted by the Public Policy Forum, in addition to summarizing its conclusions. Senior leaders in the private and non-profit sectors attended this conference. They were asked to comment on potential elements of an implementation plan that would ensure that Canadians would be confident in the long-term solutions undertaken to manage nuclear fuel waste.
As Canada’s economy and urban populations grow, waste from households and industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) sources have grown at a rate that too often outpaces municipal and provincial efforts to deal with it.
According to Pierre Desrochers, some industrial waste recycling advocates believe in creating linkages between industries, where one firm’s waste becomes the valuable input of another.
This paper represents the results of a Citizens’ Dialogue, undertaken by the CPRN to determine how citizens think nuclear fuel should be managed. The Dialogue took place in early 2004, with 462 Canadians participating. Dialogue participants were presented with four scenarios, each representing a plausible view that could be held by a segment of society. They could then choose one scenario, use elements of more than one, or identify their own new ideas. From the responses, the authors were able to determine citizens’ ‘guiding values’ with respect to managing used nuclear fuel.