RED ROCK, Ont. -- Red Rock First Nations is planning a protest for next month over ongoing talks of nuclear waste storage within the region.
Chief Pierre Pelletier says traffic on the trans-Canada highway junction near the Nipigon River Bridge will be slowed down on June 20 as his members hand out information pamphlets to drivers.
“We don’t even want to discuss nuclear waste being (stored) in our territory,” Pelletier said during an interview with CKPR Radio Friday.
“We want to stop the talks and just say ‘no nuclear waste in Northern Ontario.”
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization continues its process to find a community willing to allow a geological repository to store nuclear waste.
Nipigon, Schreiber, Hornepayne, Manitouwadge and White River are all still involved in that selection process.