Social Justice, Peace
February 7, 2015 - 1:00pm
There has been much concern and mobilization to stop the plan to bury low and intermediate level nuclear waste next to Lake Huron. But what about the high level nuclear waste? Industry hopes to bury it too, they just don’t know where yet.
Currently, there are 13 communities in ON and SK involved in the ‘Learn More’ process with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), including one just NW of Toronto. The final promise is a $20 billion dollar construction project to bury at least 4.6 million used fuel bundles.
The Catholic Register, January 25, 2015 — Pope Francis called for “the globalization of charity and co-operation” on the 101st World Day of Migrants and Refugees, but the Sisters of St. Joseph may have beaten the Pope to it with their submission to a United Nations commission in early January.
The Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada is spearheading a worldwide effort by Sisters of St.
In ancient seas, hydrocarbons of coal, crude oil and natural gas were deposited in sedimentary shale rock. Over the last century, the ‘conventional’ shallow reservoirs of these fossil fuels, are being depleted and now hydraulic fracking is used to extract deeper ‘unconventional’ natural gas deposits. Like the tar sands extraction, fracking is raising new ethical concerns.
What is fracking? A vertical well, reinforced with concrete, is drilled miles beneath the earth’s surface.
“It was amazing and empowering to be a part of it,” said Sister Janet Fraser of the People’s Climate March in Toronto on September 21, 2014. “It was wonderful to see so many people arrive, to know I am in communion with all these people.”
On September 23, 2014, Heads of State along with business, finance, and civil society leaders will head to New York for the UN Climate Summit. The Summit is part of a global effort to mobilize action and ambition on climate change.