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Company to dump radioactive waste into river: CCNR
Date: Thursday, November 23 2006

November 21, 2006
Company to dump radioactive waste into river: CCNR

OTTAWA (CP) - An environmental group says a technology company could soon be dumping increased levels of radioactive waste into the Ottawa River at Pembroke, Ont. - with the blessing of federal regulators.

The Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility says the tritium waste SRB Technologies creates in making glow-in-the-dark products like exit signs has in the past exceeded that produced by all the country's nuclear plants combined.

The group wants SRB to modernize its practices, clean up pollutants in local groundwater and stop what it's calling "out-of-control" dumping.

The environmentalists say SRB is proposing to build a canopy around its stacks to protect the local environment and divert radioactive precipitation into the Ottawa River.

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