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Mohawks support lawsuit to block shipment of nuclear equipment
Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Mohawk First Nations in Canada are supporting a lawsuit that seeks to block the shipment of nuclear equipment along the St. Lawrence River.
Mohawk communities in
don't think it will be safe to ship radioactive equipment on the river. Just last summer, a freighter ran aground near the Kahnawake Reserve.
"We're prepared to do whatever's necessary in the coming months to stop this," Kahnawake Grand Chief Mike Delisle said at a press conference to announce the lawsuit, CBC News reported.
Bruce Power wants to ship 16 large steam generators along the river. The
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
approved the request but the U.S. government hasn't taken action.
The lawsuit, filed by the
Canadian Environmental Law Association
Sierra Club Canada
, asks the
Federal Court of Canada
to review CNSC's decision.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
of New York also opposes the shipment.
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