Who should lead Canada’s public consultation on federal radioactive waste policy? “. . . it has become abundantly clear that public confidence in the field of radioactive waste management cannot be secured unless there is a scrupulous avoidance of conflict of interest.” There is a real conflict of interest in entrusting Canada’s policy on radioactive waste to the industry that created the waste, or the department that champions that industry, both of whom are inclined to regard the matter as a “public relations” problem for the industry rather than a safety concern for future generations.
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